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Wolfgang Silbermayr

Account namesilwol
OpenPGP fingerprint164F 8CF5 2C21 7E34 83E5 7830 0CB5 EFD8 58B0 9E60
Status Debian Maintainer since 2018-11-11

Short Biography

I've been a Debian user since around 2003, and I'm active in a local LUG since 2001. That's also the place where I learned about Free Software and Debian's orientation towards their user's freedom when discussing with other users. Having achieved such a huge benefit from the Debian ecosystem and Free Software in a broader sense, my main motivation is to give something back. I updated the removed gcovr package some time ago, and it was sponsored into Debian. I am a software and firmware developer for profession, and as such, the Rust programming language attracted my attention around 2016. I started teaching myself the language, and when trying to create Debian packages of Rust crates, I found some shortcomings in the debcargo tool. I started submitting patches which got accepted. Soon after that, I built some Rust packages for Debian, most of which are in Testing already. Some of these required working with upstream in terms of submitting bug reports and patches. The Rust packaging team is where I intend to contribute most of the work that I can perform.

Personal history

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2018-11-04 2018-11-11 DM Wolfgang Silbermayr silwol Closed
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