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Jean-Philippe MENGUAL

Account namejpmengual
OpenPGP fingerprintBE16 7620 044D 6142 A8C6 8E9D 6480 47B2 D723 891C
StatusDebian Contributor on since 2018-11-18

Short Biography

I was born on 1986. I studied at Sciences po Aix en Provence from 2004 to 2009 and became a worker for the French State. As a blind user, I needed to find alternative solutions to get my computer accessible without paying more than 1500 euros. As a computing fan, I started then with Debian. In 2008 I became an active membre in the accessibility team, and president of I became the coordinator of the Linux from Scratch project French translation, BRLTTY, VirtualBox manual, translation. In 2015, I wanted to support free software beyond talks in events (LSM, FOSDEM, etc). I created Hypra to help improving free software, in particular their accessibility, with financial resources. On other hand, I wanted to promote it, and Debian in particular, for end-user. Hence an economical project to fund free software dev and lettingpeople get benefit of free software regardless his level and sight. I left the tralsation of LFS, a new coordinator could do it. I am yet involved in BRLTTY translation and Debian.

Personal history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2018-11-18 2018-11-29 DD, non-upl. Jean-Philippe MENGUAL jpmengual AM chrism
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