Adam Borowski

Account namekilobyte
OpenPGP fingerprint FD9C E2D8 D775 4B78 AB27 9BBD 2C3B 436F EAC6 8101 0 Endorsements
Status Debian Contributor, with guest account since 2023-07-20

Short Biography

I live in Starogard Gdański (a town in central northern Poland), and I'm a programmer/sysadmin. I used to work in a small software development company, nowadays I work mostly remotely.

The faculty I studied at, MIM UW, is quite strongly Linux based. I thus switched from hacking DOS/Windows to using Red Hat/PLD in 1997, then around 1999 I upgraded to Debian. I was a mere user for a time, coding but never packaging, then around 2003 I inhaled the docs, filed my first ITP and started trolling^Wcontributing to^W^Wtrolling the lists.

Since then, most of my contributions consists of filing bugs and patches rather than packaging. Mostly, I tend to deal with problems in Debian as I spot them, rather than in an organized push -- thus you might notice bugs/patches being strewn around many areas. In other words, I usually do something to scratch a particular itch. Exceptions include helping compare the effects of different compressors archive-wide, some work towards the x32 port, but not that much more.

I've had it with encoding issues, though -- they are popping up with almost the same frequency as they did in the bad old DOS days. For example, about two months ago I wasted nearly a day of work debugging some data corruption caused by mysql not using UTF-8 when you would expect it to, unlike databases I usually use. Such troubles pop up over and over and over. This is the main reason I applied to become a DD: an outsider has no real power to push a release goal. Of course, being a DD has other uses too...

Personal history

New-style processes
Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2024-01-21 2024-01-23 DD, upl. Adam Borowski kilobyte Closed
DC+account Adam Borowski kilobyte Closed
Old-style processes
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
kilobyte Aug. 19, 2013 April 26, 2014 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Cancelled zack guus
kilobyte March 7, 2015 Dec. 10, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed thijs guus

Advocate history

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Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2017-07-16 2017-08-01 DM Fabian Wolff wolff Closed
2017-11-06 2018-03-23 DM David Mohammed fossfreedom Closed
2018-01-14 2018-02-24 DM Innocent De Marchi bitemuse Closed
2018-06-01 2018-06-08 DM Yanhao Mo yanhao Closed
2018-06-05 2018-06-08 DM+account Paride Legovini paride Closed
2018-06-14 2020-09-11 DD, upl. Benda Xu orv Closed infinity0
2018-06-28 2018-08-04 DD, upl. Mo Zhou lumin Closed tin
2019-07-29 2019-08-22 DM Hans van Kranenburg knorrie Closed
2019-12-18 2020-04-05 DD, upl. Paride Legovini paride Closed peb
2019-12-19 2020-01-13 DM Sudip Mukherjee sudip Closed
2019-12-24 2020-01-07 DC+account Sudip Mukherjee sudip Closed
2020-03-17 2020-06-08 DD, upl. Sudip Mukherjee sudip Closed onovy
2020-03-27 2020-04-03 DM Håvard F. Aasen haava Closed
2020-04-20 2021-10-23 DD, upl. Alex Myczko tar Closed tobi
2021-01-01 2021-03-23 DD, upl. Jeroen Ploemen jcfp Closed hartmans
2021-01-09 2021-03-23 DD, upl. Mark Hindley leepen Closed hartmans
2022-02-13 2022-03-20 DM Philip Wyett kathenas Closed
2022-03-12 2022-03-24 DM Thomas Ward teward Closed
Old-style processes
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)