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''Tell us how and when you got involved, what you liked working on and what you could probably do better.''
I first met Linux with a RedHat 5.0 installation we used to create a firewall for our lab. We then moved to Debian as it was so much easier to manage with network updates. I worked on the Linux Kernel for about 5 years using a Debian based desktop install, finally moving to Ubuntu Hardy as it offered me Debian goodness, but without having to run unstable + a handy kit of hand built packages. I no longer needed to maintain my own machine just to get work done. I then had the opportunity to shift my Linux Kernel focus to Ubuntu full-time joining the Ubuntu kernel team working for Canonical. I have worked on the Ubuntu kernel team for over 3.5 years now, primarily focussed on the development releases. I have been Kernel Release Manager in a couple of releases. I am now also on the Plus One maintenance team and during that have had the oppotunity to branch out into other areas.

I, Andy Whitcroft, apply for core-dev.

Name

Andy Whitcroft

Launchpad Page

https://www.launchpad.net/~apw

Wiki Page

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AndyWhitcroft

Who I am

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My Ubuntu story

I first met Linux with a RedHat 5.0 installation we used to create a firewall for our lab. We then moved to Debian as it was so much easier to manage with network updates. I worked on the Linux Kernel for about 5 years using a Debian based desktop install, finally moving to Ubuntu Hardy as it offered me Debian goodness, but without having to run unstable + a handy kit of hand built packages. I no longer needed to maintain my own machine just to get work done. I then had the opportunity to shift my Linux Kernel focus to Ubuntu full-time joining the Ubuntu kernel team working for Canonical. I have worked on the Ubuntu kernel team for over 3.5 years now, primarily focussed on the development releases. I have been Kernel Release Manager in a couple of releases. I am now also on the Plus One maintenance team and during that have had the oppotunity to branch out into other areas.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

Areas of work

Let us know what you worked on, with which development teams / developers with whom you cooperated and how it worked out.

Things I could do better

Plans for the future

General

What I like least in Ubuntu

Please describe what you like least in Ubuntu and what thoughts do you have about fixing it.


Comments

If you'd like to comment, but are not the applicant or a sponsor, do it here. Don't forget to sign with @SIG@.


Endorsements

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TEMPLATE

== <SPONSORS NAME> ==
=== General feedback ===
## Please fill us in on your shared experience. (How many packages did you sponsor? How would you judge the quality? How would you describe the improvements? Do you trust the applicant?)

=== Specific Experiences of working together ===
''Please add good examples of your work together, but also cases that could have handled better.''
=== Areas of Improvement ===


AndyWhitcroft/CoreDevApplication (last edited 2012-10-25 13:30:21 by davewalker)