I, Christophe Sauthier (huats on IRC), apply for MOTU.
Who I am
I live in France, in Toulouse. I work as a consultant is a small service company (makina corpus) that only works with/on Open Source Software. My main hobbies are Free Software, basketball and cooking.
My Ubuntu story
I've been using Ubuntu before it had a name :), but I have really started to contribute for a year and half now (July/August 2007). Before that I was only focussing in the french Loco (I am the leader of the French Loco team right now). I am already an Ubuntu Universe Conributor (since august 2008),
In my current activities, I am working inside the desktop team, the motu-mentoring-reception-team, the motu world as a whole, and finally but not least ubuntu-fr.
I've started contributing to the MOTU community without any precise goal, but since that day my main areas of contribution fall between the desktop team (where I follow at least some packages like gcalctool), and some other gnome related stuffs (based mainly on the need of manpower at the moment). I also still fix some packages based on a random choice (using harvest by instance).
Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of
I have done a package from scratch (python-webkitgtk), that have also been accepted to debian.
I am taking care for some time now the packaging of gcalctool, including a strong cooperation with upstream (by send bugs/patches). I also try to follow for some time now, some package which leads me to have a better interaction with debian. I have
Areas of work
Mainly GNOME related stuffs.
Things I could do better
I think I can clearly improve myself. One of the first thing would be to get a better knowledge of the autotools. By the way it can ge so great to have such a session in a UDW...
I can also improve my QA process. For a few weeks I am using a script of mine to check symbols (it is a derivative from the check-symbols one which is available in ubuntu-dev-tools), showing that I can improve my packaging methods even that lately.
I think I can also make a better usage of DVCS.
Plans for the future
Keep helping whenever and wherever I can but in the GNOME Front mostly. I'd also like to help new contributors, through the mentoring program but also participating actively in the sponsoring queue. As a side note, I have always been thrilled by participating in large transitions (like the python-xml removal stuff by instance), and I think I'll try to participate more in such actions.
What I like least in Ubuntu
I think the thing I like the least is the merging stuffs. I am refering at picking random merge/sync to do, based on dad. That is also one of the reason why I try to work as closely as I can with upstream on the packages I am following, but also with debian. And interacting more and more with debian, is clearly something that I look in the future.
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Daniel Holbach (dholbach)
I was very happy working with Christophe. I mentored him and he was very easy to work with. He asked questions when he was unsure, he was keen to help out and quick to fix things that were broken. I sponsored ~15 packages, I'd say. The quality was great and things that needed improvement he fixed instantly.
I fully trust him. Christophe is very careful and asks instead of just steaming ahead.
Specific Experiences of working together
http://revu.ubuntuwire.com/details.py?package=pywebkitgtk - good work, not trivial.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gcalctool - great maintenance of gcalctool.
- Great GNOME maintenance, a few recent examples
Areas of Improvement
Nothing really barring the MOTU application. Christophe needs (and will surely get) more experience and I'm sure he'll be a good sponsor and mentor.
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