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Hans van Kranenburg

Account nameknorrie
OpenPGP fingerprintE26F D68F C1E8 D4B6 1945 464E E781 5732 180C 2A55
Status Debian Contributor on nm.debian.org since 2019-07-29

Short Biography

Hi!

I'm Hans van Kranenburg, I live in the Netherlands. My IRC nickname is Knorrie.

I'm a Debian user since 2002. In that year, some fellow students at my student union in Delft helped me set up my first Linux server at home. The hobby was a success, and I started doing related work while finishing my education.

In 2004 I had to file my first Debian bug report, #282141, and it turned out that I had to patch and rebuild the initrd-tools package. It was great to, after figuring it all out, see a server boot instead of throwing a kernel panic!

For many years, I was just a happy user, reporting bugs here and there, or assisting to get existing ones solved. I found out that all software that I was using was already pretty well maintained. At work, I learned packaging more stuff for ourselves, and maintaining a private repository with a collection of backported and changed packages.

In 2016, I got my first sponsored packages into Debian, python-btrfs and btrfs-heatmap, (which I'm also the upstream author of).

Since December 2017 I'm involved with the Xen packaging. I assisted in getting the packaging up to date to the latest Xen version in preparation for Buster, am trying to get the user community a bit more active and cleaned out the src:xen bts.

I'd like to apply for Debian Maintainer status so I can do the uploads of my own packages, and help with the Xen security updates for Buster.

Thanks, Hans

Personal history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2019-07-29 2019-08-05 DM Hans van Kranenburg knorrie Approved
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)