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I, Sahid Orentino Ferdjaoui, apply for per-package upload rights for the OpenStack package set.

Who I am

I'm a software engineer on the OpenStack Engineering team at Canonical. I'm primarily focused on OpenStack packaging for Ubuntu as well as Juju OpenStack charm development. Prior to joining Canonical, I was a software engineer working for Red Hat.

My Ubuntu story

I started using Ubuntu in 2008 It was still possible to order live CD-ROM. I remember to have ordered a full package of 10 CDs and distributed them to my friends. Ubuntu is my main operating system.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

  • I've participated in various packaging aspects including SRUs, CVE, merges, backports, fixes.
  • Following are my uploads: Uploaded packages.

Areas of work

I've primarily been working on OpenStack packaging for new and stable releases. I've participated in various packaging aspects including SRUs, CVE, syncs, merges, backports, fixes.

I've mostly worked with James Page and Corey Briant on the OpenStack packaging and I've also worked quite a bit with Brian Murray and Ɓukasz Zemczak from the SRU team as well, as they have reviewed most of the stable releases that I've worked on. We've all collaborated well together and I appreciate all that they've taught me.

Things I could do better

There are several aspects that I could improve while I'm earning experience. It's interesting because OpenStack is quite large with lot of dependencies that I have to understand a bit better.

Plans for the future


From an individual aspect, I'm planning to improve the time I'm passing in bug triaging, I'm also planning to participate more in other areas such as mentoring, sponsoring.

What I like least in Ubuntu

We are trying to do good work by just doing sync of our packages with Debian but we also have to maintain a bunch of them by our own without big reason It would be great to reduce such work. Also, our process to merge packages between Debian/Ubuntu is a bit hard to manage I'm sure we can make some progress by providing tools and good documentation.


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