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Nigel Kukard

Account namenkukard
OpenPGP fingerprint1B8E DA9D 83BC 019D E8A8 4A93 48D5 608D 973C 6032
StatusDebian Maintainer since 2014-12-29

Short Biography

I hold a Phd in computer science and have worked for the past 16 years packaging software. I maintained a couple hundreds packages in a RPM based distribution IDMS-Linux, which is currently in a transformation process to be a Debian derivative.

I am project lead for a number of C and Perl-based software packages including [1]bootutils, [2]cputool (in Debian), [3]dbackup (in Debian), [4]wiaflos accounting, [5]bwmtools, [6]policyd (adopted in Debian), [7]ppp-gatekeeper (in Debian), [8]ppp-multitunnel, [9]smradius (I am going to ITP this) and [10]opentrafficshaper (I am going to ITP this).

I have contributed to both the [11]Postgresql project (adding IPv6 support) and the [12]Linux Kernel (adding DVD+RW support).

My key was added to the [13] DM keyring on 2014-12-29.

I take pride in my packaging work and strive for perfection as Tobias and Eriberto (my sponsors) can surely attest to.

Further to the above I am a member of DebConf-orga and part of the DC16 local team in Cape Town, South Africa.

Additional information on my skills and what I do can be found here http://nkukard.opensource.expert

  1. http://bootutils.sourceforge.net/
  2. https://gitlab.devlabs.linuxassist.net/cputool/cputool
  3. http://wiki.dbackup.org/
  4. http://wiki.wiaflos.org/
  5. http://www.bwmtools.org/
  6. http://wiki.policyd.org/
  7. http://freecode.com/projects/ppp-gatekeeper
  8. https://gitlab.devlabs.linuxassist.net/lbroes/ppp-multitunnel/tree/master
  9. http://wiki.smradius.org/
  10. http://wiki.opentrafficshaper.org/
  11. http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.4/static/release-7-4.html
  12. http://lwn.net/Articles/92099/
  13. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=770858

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
nkukard 15 Aug 2015 5 Jul 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Cancelled santiago tobi, eriberto