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Tianon Gravi

Account nametianon
OpenPGP fingerprintB42F 6819 007F 00F8 8E36 4FD4 036A 9C25 BF35 7DD4
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2015-08-14

Short Biography

I've been a Debian user for a while, and always found the fact that it's an entirely community-driven organization fascinating.

While I was doing some work with Docker upstream, I noticed that paultag didn't have the cycles to do all the work necessary to get the initial package rolling, so I offered to help. With some coaching from Paul, I started learning the ins and outs of packaging for Debian and getting building and working. As part of that, there were a number of dependencies we needed as well, and I found that I really enjoyed both the community and the work. I found myself looking for other parts of Debian that I could contribute to, and started having fun in DPMT with the great folks in that team. As I got more involved, Paul was continuously trying to convince me that I should attend DebConf. The stars aligned, and I met some really great people while I was there, got my PGP key signed by a number of them, and got through the process to become a DM with more encouragement from Paul.

In going through this learning process (packaging and then becoming a DM), I had the pleasure of being introduced to documents such as the DFSG, which has changed (for the better) the way I view software freedom.

I love being part of this community, and especially of the ideals it so strongly upholds, and hope to continue being involved for a long time!

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
tianon June 30, 2015 Aug. 14, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed noodles paultag

Advocate history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2017-06-15 2017-08-27 DD, upl. Michael Hudson-Doyle mwhudson Closed santiago
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
tpot March 11, 2016 July 10, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi paultag, tianon