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Gianfranco Costamagna

Account namelocutusofborg
OpenPGP fingerprint9297 8A6E 195E 4921 825F 7FF0 F34F 0974 4E9F 5DD9
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2015-08-01

Short Biography

I was born in 1988 in Savigliano, a little town in north-west Italy. I started using Linux with Knoppix (3.4 IIRC), because of the livecd features, playing with it at school and home, and I started loving it at the same time :)

My first installed OS has been Ubuntu, because of the live cd and the "shipit" feature, and I'm still currently using it. With my M.Sc. Eng. I took the possibility to start seriously working with Linux, and I started sending patches (privately) to developers. My Debian contribution(s) started because I would like to see my effort in bug fixing spread to all the derivative distros (I also send relevant patches upstream). I would like one day to switch to Debian only (Ubuntu is still the family primary OS), because since the last 2 years I'm almost only contributing there.

I started contributing with boinc* packages (thanks to <moeller> who trusted and kindly asked me to join the DM process, helping me in my first steps), after I started looking to docbook2x (for some time it has been broken in unstable), and I moved also to ettercap (becoming upstream developer some years ago). My great challenge has been hedgewars, a "potpourri" of various languages (haskell, c++, qt, pascal, sdl and so on), that improved my skills in packaging and showed me the cmake powers (also gave me the possibility to contribute a little in the ghc packaging). I packaged libsdl2-gfx, my first NEW upload in early 2014, and after it I learnt how libraries work in Debian and gave my little help in some transitions (I also successfully completed some). Some contributions I made were for sdlgfx, for nifti2dicom, tomcat7, virtualbox{,*}, insighttoolkit/insighttoolkit4, vtk, gccxml, filezilla, eject (little patch testing), wapiti (adopted the package), binwalk (adopted the package), poedit, wxwidgets3.0 (I introduced the new webview sub-package, needed for boinc), lucene++ (packaged from the Ubuntu one, needed in new poedit), python-pyqtgraph (I packaged it from scratch, needed for the new binwalk release), flex, qviaggiatreno, sqlmap, cld2, libserial, ... I also packaged casablanca, because needed for the upcoming poedit releases. I also helped in ~5 transitions with patches and uploads (with great help from my sponsors). the list of the packages I mostly contribute can be seen here https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=costamagnagianfranco@yahoo.it I would like to continue my learning process, as well as my contributions, to help fixing RC bugs and improve the packages quality on the archive. My current workplace is a startup company with focus on embedded systems for automotive (we ship a custom yocto-based linux distro) I'm also a penetration tester (VA-PT), and collaborator of backbox linux (repository maintainer).

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
locutusofborg Sept. 27, 2014 Aug. 1, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb moeller, tobi

Advocate history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2016-07-12 2017-06-26 DM Unit 193 unit193 Closed
2016-07-13 2016-12-21 DD, upl. James Clarke jrtc27 Closed lfaraone
2016-07-27 2016-07-31 DM Frédéric Bonnard frediz Closed
2016-08-06 2016-08-19 DM Víctor Cuadrado Juan viccuad Closed
2016-08-13 2016-08-29 DM Mo Zhou lumin Closed
2016-08-18 2016-09-04 DM Elena Grandi valhalla Closed
2016-09-05 2017-02-08 DD, upl. Bastien Roucariès rouca Closed zeha
2016-09-08 2016-12-21 DD, upl. Sean Whitton spwhitton Closed gwolf
2016-09-08 2016-09-12 DM Samuel Henrique samueloph Closed
2016-09-30 2017-10-29 DD, upl. Frédéric Bonnard frediz Closed sramacher
2016-10-15 2016-10-20 DM Dmitry Bogatov kaction Closed
2016-11-24 2016-12-21 DM Julien Puydt jpuydt Closed
2016-12-01 2016-12-21 DM Nicholas D Steeves sten Closed
2016-12-21 2017-01-20 DM William Blough bblough Closed
2017-01-20 2017-01-26 DM Félix Sipma felix Closed
2017-02-07 2017-05-07 DD, upl. Roger Shimizu rosh Closed asb
2017-03-16 2018-08-04 DD, upl. Ruben Undheim rubund Closed onovy
2017-05-11 2017-08-12 DD, upl. Jeremy Bicha jbicha Closed gwolf
2017-05-20 2017-08-01 DD, upl. Ross Gammon rossgammon Closed santiago
2017-06-20 2017-06-26 DM+account Ryan Tandy rtandy Closed
2017-06-25 2017-08-01 DM Boyuan Yang byang Closed
2017-07-23 2018-03-19 DD, upl. Julien Puydt jpuydt Closed zigo
2017-08-24 2018-04-11 DM Geoffroy Berret kaliko Closed
2017-09-08 2017-09-17 DM Philippe Thierry philou Closed
2017-11-06 2018-03-23 DM David Mohammed fossfreedom Closed
2017-11-07 2017-11-09 DM Marcos Fouces marcos Closed
2017-11-30 2018-04-24 DD, upl. Samuel Henrique samueloph Closed laney
2018-01-14 2018-02-24 DM Innocent De Marchi bitemuse Closed
2018-01-21 2018-04-24 DD, upl. Peter Pentchev roam Closed noodles
2018-01-30 2018-02-24 DM David Rabel nore Closed
2018-02-11 2018-10-22 DD, upl. Dmitry Bogatov kaction Closed reichel
2018-05-04 2018-05-08 DM Simon Quigley tsimonq2 Closed
2018-05-20 2018-06-04 DM James Lu jlu Closed
2018-06-24 2018-07-02 DM Phil Morrell emorrp1 Closed
2018-06-28 2018-08-04 DD, upl. Mo Zhou lumin Closed tin
2018-07-17 2019-01-14 DD, upl. Unit 193 unit193 Closed zeha
2018-07-26 2018-08-04 DD, upl. Daniel Baumann daniel Closed
2018-08-23 2018-11-20 DD, upl. Simon Quigley tsimonq2 Closed tin
2018-10-16 2018-10-22 DM Gard Spreemann gspr Closed
2019-04-15 2019-05-14 DD, upl. Marcos Fouces marcos AM mejo
2019-05-27 2019-06-25 DM Bastian Germann bage Closed
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
stender Sept. 2, 2015 Feb. 24, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi locutusofborg
edward May 19, 2016 July 10, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed jmw locutusofborg