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Daniel Stender

Account namestender
OpenPGP fingerprint46CB 1CA8 9EA3 B743 7676 1DB9 15E0 9AF4 DF51 82C8
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2016-02-24

Short Biography

I'm very much interested in computers since youth, and made a for this age group (born 1973) "typical" machine career from Commodore C64 over Amiga to early 286 PC without a VGA card, beginning with MS-DOS before Windows 3.1 came out. I have run different mailboxes for years (e.g. Zerberus on a Lightspeed 1200 Modem and a 20GB hard disk). In 2001, I've switched over to Linux completely, beginning with Debian 2.2 "Potato". Since the end of 2010, I'm packaging for Debian.

I've made a Magister exam in the Humanities (Indology) and from that comes the high proportion of typesetting, electronic documenting, book scanning and digital humanities applications in my maintained package portfolio. I am developing my Python programming skills and made several new packages for Debian in the meanwhile mainly towards these areas in the groups PAPT, DPMT, and Debian Science. I've written several articles on Debian, Linux and free software in renowned journals, and on my blog (, please see there for a list of publications). I'm LPI certified Linux admin (LPI000329859 64mz6f7kt4).

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
stender 2 Sep 2015 24 Feb 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi locutusofborg