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= Linux Community Contributions =
Member of the following Launchpad Teams:
* [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-uk|Ubuntu-UK LoCo Team]]
* [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mythtv|Ubuntu Mythtv Maintainers]]
* [[https://launchpad.net/~launchpad-beta-testers|Launchpad Beta Testers]]
* [[https://launchpad.net/~mythbuntu|Mythbuntu Team]] (Admin)
* [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-loco-enthusiasts|Ubuntu LoCo Enthusiasts]]
* [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-universe-contributors|Contributors of packages for ubuntu universe]]
* [[https://launchpad.net/~obuntu|obuntu]] (Admin)
I am a relatively experienced C++ & Java Developer, recently have been trying to teach myself the Python language.
When I run into a bug in a program, I check the bug tracker for the project. If there is nothing listed for it, I will very often download the repository's source package, and try to trace it down myself.
=== LoCo (Ubuntu-UK) ===
An active member in my Ubuntu LoCo (ubuntu-uk).
Part of this has involved being a channel operator (admin) in #ubuntu-uk IRC channel.
This also included Chairing the 01/05/2007 meeting.
=== MythTV ===
I participate in MythTV for Ubuntu, this has enabled me to join the 'Ubuntu MythTV maintainers for Universe'
. This work has extended to 'Mythbuntu' - a Mythtv/Ubuntu dedicated release (with the 'Frontend' able to work from the livecd, with minimal configuration)
When I first started using Ubuntu one of my first projects was to get 'MythTV' running nicely on a dedicated frontend. This was relatively easy, but still required the strict following of wiki's and guides. I decided one way i could help the community was to help make Mythtv more accessible. After discussion with the Ubuntu mythtv team it was decided that we could start a derivative of Ubuntu that would install and configure Ubuntu+Mythtv as much as possible. The obvious name for this project was Mythbuntu. Further information can be found at http://www.mythbuntu.org (which i help maintain).
=== Asterisk / VOIP ===
I rely quite heavily on VOIP telephony as my house is fully dependant on Ubuntu&Asterisk routing all phone calls. What makes this especially useful, Asterisk can automatcially use 'Least Cost Routing' and also has the advantage of not requiring standard PSTN line rental.
== Ubuntu Contributions ==
Launchpad Karma: 4538
As part of the 'BugSquad' I try and help triage bugs to help the developers of the applications fix the bugs.
I also try and help answer support requests and help in #ubuntu when time permits.
Recently I have been nominated for the proposed IRC Jury/Panel
=== MOTU ===
I have been hovering in #ubuntu-motu, and learned about the REVU process. I registered with REVU in March 2007.
= Goals for 2007 =
I have a goal to become both a MOTU and a Ubuntu 'member'
. I believe that gaining this status will allow maximum contribution to the already dedicated community
Launchpad:..https://launchpad.net/people/davewalker e-mail:............<davewalker AT ubuntu.com> e-mail:............<davewalker AT skydivers.co.uk> IRC nickname:.....Daviey on Freenode network Physical Location:.......Devon, England, UK.
Linux Usage History:
Began experimenting with Slackware during 1999 (v4).
Experimented with Ubuntu, December 2004 (Warty).
Solely used Ubuntu April 2005 - Present.
I first tried Linux with 'Slackware' back in 1999, but with very little support it was not possible to fully convert. It took me a while to realise that Linux was more than just a console. I was relieved when a friend showed me 'startx'. At that point I realised that Linux could be a viable desktop OS, and I knew that eventually I wanted to fully convert. I didn't feel comfortable fully switching to Linux until April 2005 - and in honestly, haven't missed the proprietary system I once used.