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Tobias Frost

Account nametobi
OpenPGP fingerprint13C9 04F0 CE08 5E7C 3630 7985 DECF 849A A635 7FB7
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2014-07-29
Application manager active, fd, am ctte, 8 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 Feb. 21, 2014 July 29, 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 Closed
2016-12-21 2017-01-20 DM William Blough bblough Closed
2017-04-06 2017-08-01 DD, upl. Jonathan Cristopher Carter jcc Closed noodles
2018-04-27 2018-07-02 DD, upl. William Blough bblough Closed mejo
2018-08-17 2019-07-25 DD, non-upl. Judit Foglszinger urbec Closed zobel
2018-08-28 2018-09-07 DM Kurt Kremitzki kkremitzki Closed
2018-10-16 2018-10-22 DM Gard Spreemann gspr Closed
2019-04-07 2019-04-29 DD, upl. Kurt Kremitzki kkremitzki AM czchen
2019-07-02 2019-07-15 DD, upl. Louis-Philippe Véronneau pollo AM sramacher
2019-08-30 2019-09-10 DD, upl. Gard Spreemann gspr AM peb
2019-09-13 2019-09-20 DD, upl. Olek Wojnar olek Collecting requirements
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
fabian Feb. 6, 2015 May 18, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb alessio, tobi
locutusofborg Sept. 27, 2014 Aug. 1, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed pjb moeller, tobi
nkukard Aug. 15, 2015 July 5, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Cancelled santiago eriberto, tobi

AM history

Started Last Target Applicant UID Status AM
2017-08-10 2018-09-19 DD, non-upl. Ming-ting Yao Wei mwei Closed tobi
2018-07-30 2019-08-26 DD, upl. Ondřej Kobližek kobla Approved tobi
2018-09-15 2018-12-20 DD, upl. David Rabel nore Closed
Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
diane Oct. 21, 2014 June 23, 2015 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi lisandro
stender Sept. 2, 2015 Feb. 24, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi locutusofborg
tpot March 11, 2016 July 10, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi paultag, tianon
gfa Aug. 28, 2015 Dec. 24, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi anibal, zigo
sur5r May 1, 2016 Aug. 2, 2017 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Cancelled tobi stapelberg