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Timothy Martin Potter

Account nametpot
OpenPGP fingerprint1A27 4782 4E52 FCC4 D157 C0D1 B24C A63F 6EBB E84D
Status Debian Developer, uploading since 2016-07-10

Short Biography

Hi there. I would like to present myself as a candidate to become a Debian Developer. I can't remember exactly when I started using Debian, but it was probably around the Slink/Hamm timeframe and actually before apt was introduced. I distinctly remember at the time being frustrated with a certain installation program called dselect.

Fast-forwarding to 2016, I've been packaging software for Debian for a year now, and my general goal is to make Debian an awesome host OS for cloud and container applications. I believe Debian is losing users and developers to other operating systems which have better support for cloud and container technologies and I would like to help reverse this trend.

I've spent most of my career as a developer working with Linux and free software, and would like to start contributing to Debian as a way of trying to repay in some small way the benefits I have received from Debian and the free software community.

Thanks for reading!


Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
tpot March 11, 2016 July 10, 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed tobi paultag, tianon