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''Tell us a bit about yourself.'' I'm Evan Broder. I'm currently a rising senior at MIT. I do computer systems engineering for fun, and occasionally I still like to pretend that I'm actually an electrical engineer. Within computer systems, I do a lot of work with [[http://invirt.mit.edu|virtualization]].
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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've been using Ubuntu on my personal servers for years. I'm pretty sure I started with Breezy, although I don't remember for sure. Since then I've definitely run servers at various points in time with every version from Dapper to Jaunty. I started contributing to Ubuntu through backports, since most of my servers are still running Hardy. I had a few very good experiences working with members of the backporters team, which encouraged me to spend effort on some Xen-related bugs as well as some bugs that were affecting Debathena.
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== My involvement ==
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Within Ubuntu:

 * mit-scheme: FFE and merge (Jaunty) and SRU (Intrepid)
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/339449
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/288000
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/341832
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/217792
 * openafs: I worked with Anders Kaseorg to prepare and test the security updates across 4 Ubuntu versions patching 4 OpenAFS security advisories
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/356861
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/180792
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/94787
 * remctl: Helped with testing of backport of latest version to Hardy and Intrepid. I'm not proud of the regression in the Hardy backport that I missed, but I am proud of my response (in the second bug)
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/308800
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/321763
 * xen: A few SRUs in Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/216761
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/362691
   * https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/323546

Outside of Ubuntu, I'm also proud of the work I've done with the Debathena project. Debathena has a continuous release cycle - we make changes to any package at any time for all of our supported distributions. I spearheaded our current release engineering and QA procedures, and I think they've done a good job of keeping the "production" Debathena packages very stable across a lot of changes.
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''Let us know what you worked on, with which development teams / developers you cooperated and how it worked out.''
## As a per-package uploader, please give us some insight into the package maintenance and bug situation since you're working on it.
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= Plans for the future =
== General ==
== Plans for the future ==
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''Please describe what you like least in Ubuntu and what thoughts do you have about fixing it.''
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## Uncomment the one that applies for you and please remove the others.
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## [[CategoryCoreDevApplication]]
## [[CategoryMOTUApplication]]
## [[CategoryUniverseContributorApplication]]
## [[CategoryPerPackageUploaderApplication]]
[[CategoryMOTUApplication]]

I, Evan Broder, apply for MOTU.

Name

Evan Broder

Launchpad Page

https://launchpad.net/~broder

Who I am

I'm Evan Broder. I'm currently a rising senior at MIT. I do computer systems engineering for fun, and occasionally I still like to pretend that I'm actually an electrical engineer. Within computer systems, I do a lot of work with virtualization.

My Ubuntu story

I've been using Ubuntu on my personal servers for years. I'm pretty sure I started with Breezy, although I don't remember for sure. Since then I've definitely run servers at various points in time with every version from Dapper to Jaunty. I started contributing to Ubuntu through backports, since most of my servers are still running Hardy. I had a few very good experiences working with members of the backporters team, which encouraged me to spend effort on some Xen-related bugs as well as some bugs that were affecting Debathena.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

Within Ubuntu:

Outside of Ubuntu, I'm also proud of the work I've done with the Debathena project. Debathena has a continuous release cycle - we make changes to any package at any time for all of our supported distributions. I spearheaded our current release engineering and QA procedures, and I think they've done a good job of keeping the "production" Debathena packages very stable across a lot of changes.

Areas of work

Things I could do better

Plans for the future

What I like least in Ubuntu


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

As a sponsor, just copy the template below, fill it out and add it to this section.


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 ===


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