Scott Talbert

Account nameswt2c
OpenPGP fingerprint6E74 34F5 897D 43B1 7FCD 57B7 53D5 BC64 B523 78A2
Status Debian Maintainer since 2015-11-30

Short Biography

I first started to use GNU/Linux in around 1994 when I was in high school as my high school had setup an email server, which I helped to run. If I recall correctly, my first distribution was Slackware (with the installation from 50 floppy disks :)). I have been running my own email/web server continuously since 1997. Around 2007, I started using Linux as the primary OS on my desktop machines. I initially got involved with Debian packaging around 2014. I started contributing to an open source project that develops software to program Logitech Harmony Remote Controls under Linux. Initially, the software was out of date in Debian and acquired initial dependencies, so I started contributing to update that packaging, add dependencies, etc. Slowly I've picked up maintenance for additional packages in related areas and I now maintain about a dozen packages. My interest is primarily in Python packages, and I'm looking to expand my involvement in Debian by helping with the Python 3 conversion effort. I've already been working on a few additional Python packages under the Python Modules Team (DPMT).

Personal history

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Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2019-12-16 2020-02-17 DD, upl. Scott Talbert swt2c Approved santiago
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