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Mike Miller

Account namemtmiller
OpenPGP fingerprint9307 5003 5A15 E27C 3830 7407 28FA 801A 43BD D637
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2013-12-04

Short Biography

I have worked with free software for about 15 years, through most of my education and professional career. I turned to free software as I learned more about computers and started to realize that commercial software would only allow me to get me so far. I had first heard of Debian in the mid-1990s, and finally had the time and resources to give it a try in 2001. Since then it has been my primary OS for home use, and for many years I had wanted to get more involved in some way. I wanted to contribute to Debian, both to help improve it in what ways I could and to try to learn something along the way. In 2010 I started working with bug reports and patches and began learning how packages are put together. In 2012 I started taking over maintenance of several packages and became a Debian Maintainer.

My main contributions to Debian so far have been in packaging, starting with the openconnect and network-manager-openconnect packages. I needed to be able to connect to my company’s VPN, the openconnect maintainer at the time needed help, so I offered to adopt the packages. I've since worked on a few other packages that were up for adoption and that I had an interest in, such as cdargs, createrepo, and rlwrap. My education background is in electrical engineering as well as computer science, and so I have an interest in scientific and engineering software in Debian. I am a member of the Debian Octave Group, where I have contributed with patches and discussions on bug reports. I have also joined the Debian Science Team, where I have yet to contribute, but I hope to find ways to help out with bugs and packaging in the future.

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
mtmiller Oct. 10, 2013 Dec. 4, 2013 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed jackyf stapelberg, sebastien