Debian Developer


On July 22nd my Debian account jandd has been created after 308 days in the NM process.

Thanks a lot to all who have contributed to this achievement and to who I had the privilege to work with.

I especially want to give thank

  • the Debian Python modules team and the Java packaging team for the help with my Debian related work so far
  • Stefano Zacchiroli for the inspiration for my Debian Developer Portfolio Service and Paul Wise for creating the related subdomain
  • Martin Pitt, Piotr Ożarowski, Sandro Tosi, Torsten Werner and Mike O' Connor for sponsoring the uploads of the packages I worked on
  • Piotr for advocating my NM application
  • Wouter Verhelst for the first nice frontdesk contact
  • Enrico Zini for being my helpful and quickly responding application manager
  • Bernd Zeimetz for checking the completeness of my application
  • Christoph Berg for confirming my application as DAM
  • Martin Zobel-Helas for creating my account

I also want to thank all the other people of the Debian Community who I could work with until now. The application went smoothly and only was deferred by the usual waiting times.

Here is a short time line (see also my NM page):

  • 2008-09-17 sent application
  • 2008-09-23 (+6 days) advocated by Piotr
  • 2008-09-25 (+8 days) previous Debian contributions checked by Wouter
  • 2009-02-20 (+156 days) Enrico was assigned as my application manager and checked my identity
  • 2009-02-24 (+160 days) passed philosophy and procedures check
  • 2009-03-07 (+174 days) passed tasks and skills check
  • 2009-04-02 (+197 days) frontdesk approval by Bernd
  • 2009-07-06 (+292 days) DAM approval by Christoph
  • 2009-07-22 (+308 days) account creation by Martin

So now I'm a Debian Developer and I'm looking forward to work with the Debian developer community to create the best operating system for our users.


cheers man, welcome on board! :)


The most important privilege: You can now NMU packages to fix RC bugs! Have fun!



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