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I'm actually studying Odontology (or Dentistry, call it whatever you like), at the [[http://www.unipa.it|University of Palermo]]. Unfortunately, there aren't (m)any open-source software for dentists. I'm currently studying Odontology (or Dentistry, call it whatever you like), at the [[http://www.unipa.it|University of Palermo]]. Unfortunately, there aren't (m)any open-source software for dentists. I'm currently at 5th grade, should become a dentist soon. Discounts (and less pain!) for FLOSS-developers ;)
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I've also started contributing to Debian, "giving back to the community". They gave me freedom, why not helping them? ;-) I've also started contributing to Debian, "giving back to the community". They gave me freedom, why not helping them? ;-). I'm a Debian Developer since November 2009.
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= My current FOSS work =
I'm starting to make a fork of [[http://www.open-dent.com|OpenDental]], which would run on Linux-only, because I'll really need some management software in future. And no, I don't want any virtual machine, if I can do that. Main advantages of the work over the current software (which should run also on Linux):

 * native GUI -- !OpenDental currently uses Windows.Forms and own Resources which are compiled at build-time; the GUI will probably be GTK;
 * support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite -- as far as I can tell, !OpenDental only supports MySQL and Oracle;
 * any Windows-related bit will be removed -- that would result in faster, smaller, cleaner, neater code;
 * whatever comes to my mind.
However, I doubt I will be able to make these components from !OpenDental work:

 * Dr. Sparks' component '''!SparksToothChart'''. This is a great component IMHO, just have to find out how to port it on Linux... (it's GPL-2+'ed :) )
= Current work in Debian =
I currently maintain[[http://snipr.com/qa_page|some]] Debian packages alone, or inside teams.

My main work is inside the[[http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org|Debian-Med]] team: my main objective would be that of "watching" and integrating into Debian open-source software related to dentists. Unfortunately, there are only small (and just a few) projects which are dead upstream or not fully working :( . I'm therefore doing general contributions to the Debian-Med [[CustomDebian|CDD]].

My work in Debian-Med (i.e. the packaging of[[http://packages.qa.debian.org/e/emboss-explorer.html|emboss-explorer]]) lead me to join the[[http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org|Debian Perl team]]. I've contributed some modules, done some bugfixing, and co-maintained some other modules. Now I left the Debian Perl team: I'm not a Perl hacker, and I'm not really interested in packaging modules I'll probably never use. Sorry guys ;-)

You can see an overview of my work in Debian in the DDPO page (see "Useful links" below).

== Work in progress (a.k.a. WNPP) ==
=== Intent To Package (ITP) ===
Please not: '''I do not take any responsibility for any problem you might have by compiling these .dsc's'''. If they're not in Debian officially, there is a reason. Try them '''at your own risk'''.
||<tablewidth="600px" tablestyle="text-align: center;">'''giplet''' || __''[[http://bugs.debian.org/426837|426837]]''__ ||[[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/giplet/giplet_0.1.2-1.dsc|dsc]] ||
||'''paco''' ||__''[[http://bugs.debian.org/344813|344813]]''__ ||[[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/paco/paco_2.0.4-1.dsc|dsc]] ||
||'''libtranslate''' ||__''[[http://bugs.debian.org/292907|292907]]''__ __''[[http://bugs.debian.org/418329|418329]]''__ ||[[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/l/libtranslate/libtranslate_0.99-1.dsc|dsc]] ||
||'''gnome-translate''' ||__''[[http://bugs.debian.org/462936|462936]]''__ ||[[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gnome-translate/gnome-translate_0.99-1.dsc|dsc]] ||
||'''gfxboot''' ||__''[[http://bugs.debian.org/465768|465768]]''__ ||[[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gfxboot/gfxboot_4.0.1-1.dsc|dsc]] ||
||'''galaxium''' ||__''[[http://bugs.debian.org/476959|476959]]''__ ||[[http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/galaxium/galaxium_0.7.0.492-1.dsc|dsc]] ||


=== Intent To Adopt (ITA) ===
||<tablewidth="600px" tablestyle="text-align: center;">'''Nothing :)''' || || ||
=== Request For Package (RFP) ===
||<tablewidth="600px" tablestyle="text-align: center;">'''Nothing :)''' || || ||
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[[http://snipr.com/qa_page|DDPO page]] [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=David%20Paleino|DDPO page]]
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= Future expectations =
My main wish is to eventually become a Debian Developer. I've applied to [[https://nm.debian.org/nmstatus.php?email=d.paleino@gmail.com|NM]], and [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=tille|Andreas Tille]] advocated me. My current Application Manager (AM) is [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=bartm|Bart Martens]].
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[[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=bartm|Bart Martens]], who is my current AM. [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=bartm|Bart Martens]], who was my first AM, and [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=bzed|Bernd Zeimetz]] who was my last one, and successfully drove me inside the cabal (what cabal?).
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[[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=enrico|Enrico Zini]], who eventually signed my GPG key, letting me become DM (yay!) and continue my NM process ;) [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=enrico|Enrico Zini]], who first signed my GPG key, letting me become DM (yay!) and continue my NM process ;)

About me

Hi :)

I'm David Paleino, I was born on March 13, 1987 in a small city in southern Italy, Mazara del Vallo (also here), and since the age of 6 I've fallen in love with computers. I've started using Microsoft DOS 6, Microsoft Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, and so on, until Microsoft Windows XP. In the meanwhile, I was also tasting the beauty of GNU/Linux systems (I started using Debian since version 2.0), but I always kept a "dual-boot" system (yes, I was kinda scared of losing my files).

Since 2001 I'm a full-time GNU/Linux user, and started using Debian GNU/Linux after having tried Gentoo, RedHat, SuSE and some other distribution.

I'm currently studying Odontology (or Dentistry, call it whatever you like), at the University of Palermo. Unfortunately, there aren't (m)any open-source software for dentists. I'm currently at 5th grade, should become a dentist soon. Discounts (and less pain!) for FLOSS-developers ;)

I've also started contributing to Debian, "giving back to the community". They gave me freedom, why not helping them? ;-). I'm a Debian Developer since November 2009.

DDPO page

Lintian reports

BuildD status

Igloo

DebTags

Debian External Health Status

SVN Build Statistics

New Maintainer Status

Thanks to...

Andreas Tille, who advocated my NM candidature.

Bart Martens, who was my first AM, and Bernd Zeimetz who was my last one, and successfully drove me inside the cabal (what cabal?).

Charles Plessy, Nelson A. de Oliveira, and all the Debian-Med guys for helping me in my first packaging adventures.

Damyan Ivanov, Gregor Herrmann and other guys from the Pkg-Perl group, for the same reasons as the last sentence above.

Enrico Zini, who first signed my GPG key, letting me become DM (yay!) and continue my NM process ;)

Anyone on debian-mentors who helped me becoming a better maintainer.

If you believe I should thank you, for any, any reason, just drop me a mail. You should know how to contact me, sholdn't you? ;-)


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