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Victor Seva

Account namevseva
OpenPGP fingerprint8F19 CADC D42A 42D4 5563 730C 51A0 9B18 CF5A 5068
StatusDebian Developer, uploading since 2016-02-24

Short Biography

I discovered GNU/Linux on 1996 at Alicante's University. We were using some distribution at the labs. The first distribution I used on my PC was a Slackware and I suffered its A1, N1 ... install system but when I found Debian and its dpkg system I felt in love with it. It was magic!.

My first package was pwc [0] back on 2005. I bought a USB webcam and there were no drivers available on the repository. So I decided to contribute with something that I needed. Sean Finney (seanius) helped and It was great to be able to work together.

Then I bought a USB wlan adapter that needed linux-wlan-ng drivers. The package was in bad shape and I took over with the help of Enrico Tassi (gareuselesinge)

Since then I was collaborating on different areas always things that actually I was using or needed for the work I was doing at the time. That is why I'm on a number of team groups on Alioth.

So you can say that I was forced to contribute by the lack of good hardware support. :-P

Now seriously, I consider my self an advocate of Free Software and I really enjoy the spirit of collaboration and friendship that Debian has.

[0] http://archive.debian.net/etch/graphics/pwc-source [1] https://packages.qa.debian.org/p/pwc/news/20051114T235804Z.html

Personal history

Applicant From To Applying for Progress AM Advocate(s)
vseva 31 Oct 2015 31 Oct 2015 Debian Maintainer, with guest account (done) Completed None
vseva 20 Apr 2015 24 Feb 2016 Debian Developer, uploading (done) Completed faw mika, ana