People Behind Debian - Interview Series

People Behind Debian is an interview series with people who play (important) roles in the Debian eco-system edited by Raphaël Hertzog and published e.g. on PlanetDebian.

Interviews so far

  1. Joey Hess of debhelper fame

  2. Colin Watson, the tireless man-db maintainer and a debian-installer developer

  3. David Kalnischkies, an APT developer

  4. Mehdi Dogguy, release assistant

  5. Michael Vogt, synaptic and APT developer

  6. Mike Hommey, Firefox/Iceweasel maintainer

  7. Maximilian Attems, member of the kernel team

  8. Christian Perrier, translation coordinator

  9. Bdale Garbee, chair of the technical committee

  10. Adam D. Barratt, release manager

  11. Meike Reichle, member of Debian Women

  12. Steve Langasek, release wizard

  13. Philipp Kern, Stable Release Manager

  14. Sam Hartman, Kerberos package maintainer

  15. Martin Michlmayr, former Debian Project Leader

  16. Margarita Manterola, Debian Women member

  17. Peter Palfrader, Debian System Administrator

  18. Raphaël Hertzog, dpkg maintainer, book author (Interview done by Christian Perrier)

  19. Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s founder

  20. Stefano Zacchiroli, Debian Project Leader

  21. Ben Hutchings, member of the kernel team

Interview partners suggested by others

Do you want to read someone specific in such an interview, add his name and maybe a short reason why below.

  1. Aurelien Jarno: eglibc maintainer and generic porter
  2. Gregor Herrmann: Tirelessly fixing RC bugs; Perl Team; ?ConfClerk author

  3. Gerfried "Rhonda" Fuchs: Tireless Debian WWW Team member; Games packager; Ubuntu MOTU; GRML Developer; Backports FTP-Master
  4. Steve ?McIntyre: ARM Porter; DPL for two years; Merchandising producer; Debian UK

  5. Mika Prokop: GRML Project Leader, Open Source Project Management book author
  6. Otavio Salvador: Debian Installer; Debian Boot Team
  7. Michael Meskes: Head of Credativ; maintainer of tons of ACPI stuff
  8. Neil Williams: Emdebian
  9. Christoph Berg: From NM applicant to NM Frontdesk and DAM in no time; Infrastructure Scripts and Webapps (QA, MIA)
  10. Martin Zobel-Helas: Release Team, former SRM; List-Master; DSA
  11. Martin "Joey" Schulze: Former Debian Security Team member, former SRM
  12. Samuel Thibault: Hurd porter and buildd admin; accessibility stuff
  13. Mario Lang: Yet another blind DD, packaging a lot of accessibility stuff
  14. Luca Capello: Debian Events Coordinator; Merchandising producer; Debian.ch president; DebConf13.ch bid initiator

  15. Ana Beatriz Guerrero López: KDE packaging
  16. Christoph Egger: kFreeBSD buildd admin and porter
  17. Alexander Reichle-Schmehl: Press Team and FTP-Master Assistant
  18. Holger Levsen: DebConf Video Team

  19. Jörg Jaspert: Two central Debian roles (DAM and FTP-Master) in one person
  20. Petter Reinholdtsen: Maintainer of sysvinit and insserv
  21. add your suggestion here