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''Tell us how and when you got involved, what you liked working on and what you could probably do better.'' == My involvement ==
I've been using Linux since 2006 starting with Fedora Core. Then around a year later I switched to Ubuntu Feisty.<<BR>>
After having packaged new upstream versions of several applications for a few friends and myself,
I started contributing to Ubuntu in 2009.<<BR>>
In May 2010 I have become a (K)Ubuntu member.
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== My involvement ==
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 * Firefox KDE integration
   I worked on getting the Firefox KDE integration from openSUSE into Ubuntu.<<BR>>
   This includes [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/494067|preparing the patches]] for Firefox, packaging [[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kmozillahelper|kmozillahelper]] and [[http://gitorious.org/firefox-kde-opensuse/firefox-kde-opensuse/merge_requests/1|fixing a few bugs]] upstream.

 * VirtualBox
   I have fixed [[https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-ose/2.2.2-dfsg-2ubuntu2|a few]] [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/385494|bugs]] in the Ubuntu virtualbox-ose package and [[http://bugs.debian.org/530302|forwarded]] [[http://bugs.debian.org/530299|them]] [[http://bugs.debian.org/531320|to]] Debian.
   A few weeks later I have been invited to join the Debian VirtualBox team. Since then I do all the packaging work directly in Debian and regularly merge it to Ubuntu. The Ubuntu-Debian diff of virtualbox-ose is now much smaller than it used to be, but there are some changes left that can't be integrated into Debian (e.g. the apport hook).

 * libstdc++5
   The libstdc++5 package was dropped in Debian and Ubuntu karmic as it failed to build and was considered obsolete.
   However some legacy applications still need it so it was reintroduced in Debian. The new package failed to build on Ubuntu so I [[http://bugs.debian.org/586011|sent a patch]] to Debian and later [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/598854|posted a sync request]].
   Recently I pinged ScottK to approve the [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/600321|request to backport]] it to karmic and lucid.

 * SRU of libapache2-mod-fcgid
   The version of libapache2-mod-fcgid in lucid contained a bug that truncated file uploads at 64KB.
   I cherry-picked the bugfix from upstream and integrated it into the Ubuntu package: [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/573591|bug 573591]]

 * KDE bugfixing in lucid
   At the end of the lucid development cycle I fixed several bugs in the kdebase-workspace package which all went upstream:
   [[https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-workspace/4:4.4.2-0ubuntu9]]
   [[https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-workspace/4:4.4.2-0ubuntu10]]
   [[https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-workspace/4:4.4.2-0ubuntu11]]
   [[https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase-workspace/4:4.4.2-0ubuntu12]]
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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.

I, Felix Geyer, apply for MOTU.

Name

Felix Geyer

Launchpad Page

https://launchpad.net/~debfx

Wiki Page

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FelixGeyer

Who I am

I'm 22 years old computer science student from Karlsruhe, Germany.

My Ubuntu story

My involvement

I've been using Linux since 2006 starting with Fedora Core. Then around a year later I switched to Ubuntu Feisty.
After having packaged new upstream versions of several applications for a few friends and myself, I started contributing to Ubuntu in 2009.
In May 2010 I have become a (K)Ubuntu member.

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

Areas of work

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

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


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== <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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