MontyTaylor

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Location: Valencia, California, USA (PST -0800 GMT) Location: Seattle, WA, USA (PST -0800 GMT)
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Website: [http://e-monty.com e-monty.com] and [http://e-monty.com/computer_resume.html resume] Website: [[http://inaugust.com|inaugust.com]] and [[http://inaugust.com/resume.html|resume]]
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GnuPG public key: GnuPG public key: 52B54601, 917E436B, 6E1E884E
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Presence: sdirector on irc.freenode.net
Presence: mtaylor on irc.freenode.net
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I lead a dual life as a Theatrical Lighting Designer and as a Programmer. I am currently in grad school at CalArts for Lighting Design. I am also working a Zope-based remote contract for a big evil software company. Much of my Free Software work has been either general community involvement or evangelizing at non-free workplaces. I have also co-authored several pieces of reasonably specialized Free Software, one of which, plywood, is a part of Debian Sid at the moment. Although I'm working for pay for a closed company right now, I have quit jobs over software freedom issues before, and I stand quite staunchly on principal when I don't *REALLY* need a gig to put myself through school. I'm a System Architect for Rackspace Cloud. I'm also a core developer on Drizzle.
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I am a Python hacker by choice, and do almost all of my current work in some combination of Python, Zope and Plone. I was a Perl hacker for a while, though. I even attended the first Perl Whirl Geek Cruise. I also do sysadmin work, and hack on LaTeX, elisp and all the web and XML-based buzzwords you can think of... although I try my best to avoid Java, I can play if I need to. I try to support the FSF as much as possible. Unfortunately I suffer from the old FSF mentality and don't ever get around to releasing things, even though they all have GPL headers and I use them all the time. I've been building Debian packages for myself for years, and hack on packages and backports quite frequently. I'm the maintainer of [[http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=mordred%40inaugust.com|several packages]] in Debian, although I'm not a Debian Developer and uploading bugfixes is always a pain.
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On top of all of that, I love packaging .debs. I have my own APT repository, and set one up at the last job I was at as a sysadmin for all the CPAN packages we used that weren't in Debian already. Although it should go without saying, I'm quite well versed in using GPG and CVS. I actually build all of my packages out of CVS using cvs-buildpackage. I hear that subversion is the wave of the future, but my main server is running Debian stable and is at a co-lo, so I'm not holding my breath for when I can upgrade it. (Although my coding partner is going to do a trial run of upgrading Debian boxen to Ubuntu with his servers at work. If that goes well, we may do ours.) I hack in Python and C++ by choice, although I can do whatever.

I'm a very vocal advocate of both bzr and launchpad.
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I would like to add support for/maintain: I would like to add support for/maintain/contribute to:
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 * keychain
 * dirvish
 * plywood
 * Drizzle
 * rackspace cloud
 * libdrizzle
 * gearman
 * haildb
 * drizzle-python
 * libmemcached
 * vapour
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(list will be added to as I find things)

I'm also quite happy to help with Zope/Plone packaging efforts, or with anything else that comes along.
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The time I have varies from week to week, and on whether I'm actively needed on a project or not. The more I'm involved, the more I tend to contribute. I am the primary person upstream involved in packaging all of our software, so I pretty much have as much time as is needed. The more I'm involved, the more I tend to contribute.
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Monty Taylor

Contact info

Name: Monty Taylor

Location: Seattle, WA, USA (PST -0800 GMT)

E-mail: mordred at inaugust dot com

Website: inaugust.com and resume

GnuPG public key: 52B54601, 917E436B, 6E1E884E

Presence: mtaylor on irc.freenode.net

Bio

I'm a System Architect for Rackspace Cloud. I'm also a core developer on Drizzle.

I've been building Debian packages for myself for years, and hack on packages and backports quite frequently. I'm the maintainer of several packages in Debian, although I'm not a Debian Developer and uploading bugfixes is always a pain.

I hack in Python and C++ by choice, although I can do whatever.

I'm a very vocal advocate of both bzr and launchpad.

Ubuntu interests

I would like to add support for/maintain/contribute to:

  • Drizzle
  • rackspace cloud
  • libdrizzle
  • gearman
  • haildb
  • drizzle-python
  • libmemcached
  • vapour

Time Available

I am the primary person upstream involved in packaging all of our software, so I pretty much have as much time as is needed. The more I'm involved, the more I tend to contribute.


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MontyTaylor (last edited 2010-05-20 18:04:00 by mordred)