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Arturo Borrero González

email: IRC: aborrero

I'm from Spain. I study on the University of Seville. I've been working as Linux System Administrator full-time for 5 years now, most of the time in a data center. I have knowledge of big network deployments (including IPv6), virtualization, and systems and network security.

I've been collaborating with the Netfilter Project for some years, including GSoC'13 and GSoC'14, specifically in the nftables framework. This include both userspace tools and Linux kernel:

I plan to become DM/DD at some point. Also, I plan to attend Debconf'15 in Germany.

Previous contributions to Debian:

  1. Package maintenance:

  2. Debian git/altioh:;a=summary

  3. Debian Contributor:

Previous contributions to this concrete project/idea:

  1. Bug #781040, sent a patch:

  2. Talks with upstream regarding #781040

Improve one of the Debian MIPS ports (mips, mipsel, mips64el)

Ports of Debian on mips/mipsel/mips64el has been implemented for some time. However, many of the packages which could previously pass compilation can no longer pass. Also, some of the recently uploaded packages cannot pass compilation either.

Anibal proposes that the abnormal packages of Debian port on mips/mipsel/mips64el be rebuilt and fixed, so that the quality of Debian in these architectures can be improved.

Build debian packages on these arches, fixing FTBFS and other bugs.

General improvement of these arches.

Generate patches and send them upstream if necessary. Open/close bugs as they arise.

I could start working on these task as soon as GSoC'15 starts, or sooner if required by the mentor.

No university exams expected. I plan to attend Debconf'15 and the Netfilter Workshop on Budapest 22-26 June.

Apart of it, I expect no problems on investing required hours per week on this GSoC'15 project.

I plan to take a week of vacations during the summer, but no concrete plans yet. I can adapt this vacations week to this GSoC'15 project schedule.

I really love Debian Project. I will keep contributing to it apart of GSoC'15.