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Tobias Frost

Account nametobi
OpenPGP fingerprint13C9 04F0 CE08 5E7C 3630 7985 DECF 849A A635 7FB7
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2014-07-29
Application manager active, 5 applicants processed

Short Biography

The first contact with computers was quite early -- the first "family" computer at home was a Atari 520ST. Of course for an 10-years-old this new technology just had to be exciting. But just playing games like Winter Games etc soon became boring, so I began my first programming steps in plain Basic. Soon the (shared) ST wasn't enough anymore, and I started saved my pocket money for an Amiga 500 (on which I gamed a lot :) but also learned (low-level) programming (assembler -- 'cause I could not afford a decent C-compiler at that time)

Fast-forward several years, after I started my studies of electrical engineering, I discovered Linux (SuSE 5.2 at that time) and gave it a try on my computer. Again, a little time later, a friend showed me Debian potato. Since then this was my distribution of choice.

Since then I'm trying to contribute to Debian and FLOSS, even if it was only e.g reporting bugs and providing some code / patches, trying to give something back to the community and eventually also starting my own open source project.

In the last years, I tried to intense my contributions to Debian and amongst others I helped fixing several bugs, adopting a few packages and packaging new software. Some time ago, my sponsor approached me if I could imagine to become a DD and thereby encouraged I started to prepare for the application.

My plans are simply to lend Debian a helping hand where needed, maintaining (my) packages and also helping new contributors to bring high-quality work into Debian.

After all, I really enjoy my work on Debian -- computers were always an fascinating and important hobby for me.

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
tobi 21 Feb 2014 29 Jul 2014 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed thijs pmatthaei

Advocate history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2016-07-18 2016-07-23 DM Olek Wojnar olek Approved
2016-12-21 2017-01-20 DM William Blough bblough Approved
2017-04-06 2017-05-02 DD, upl. Jonathan Cristopher Carter jcc AM noodles
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
fabian 6 Feb 2015 18 May 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb tobi, alessio
locutusofborg 27 Sep 2014 1 Aug 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb moeller, tobi
nkukard 15 Aug 2015 5 Jul 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Cancelled santiago tobi, eriberto

AM history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
diane 21 Oct 2014 23 Jun 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi lisandro
stender 2 Sep 2015 24 Feb 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi locutusofborg
tpot 11 Mar 2016 10 Jul 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi tianon, paultag
gfa 28 Aug 2015 24 Dec 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi zigo, anibal
sur5r 1 May 2016 8 Jun 2017 Debian Developer, uploading (in progress) Interacting with an AM tobi stapelberg