I, Dan Streetman, apply for Contributing Developer.


Dan Streetman

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Who I am

I started with UNIX is 1993, using Solaris, and then moved to Linux in 1997 using Slackware, Red Hat, and now Ubuntu. I began Linux kernel development in 2001, in the USB subsystem, and have contributed since then in various kernel subsystems including memory management, networking, and crypto.

My Ubuntu story

I joined Canonical in 2015 as part of the Support and Technical Services Engineering team, and have been working on problems that reach into many different parts of Ubuntu; the kernel, networking, multipath, udev, and more. I enjoy digging deep into technical details and solving problems.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

My sponsored uploads:

Bug fix contributions:

Areas of work

Most of my work is done in the kernel, both upstream and in Ubuntu's branches.

Things I could do better

Time management is difficult for everyone, as we never have enough time to complete everything we want to do. I hope to manage my time better, balancing work and family while also continuing to contribute upstream.

Plans for the future


Continue contributing to the kernel and Ubuntu packages.

What I like least in Ubuntu

Documentation is sometimes hard to come by, or out of date.


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I have the pleasure to work with Dan for over a year now at Canonical within the Sustaining Engineering team. I know Dan as a hard working and very serious team player. He also has a very impressive background and profile. slashd - 2017-03-09


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Louis Bouchard

General feedback

I have sponsored two of Dan's packages so far and expect to be sponsoring even more in the near future. Dan's attention to details is notable and the quality of is packaging work is quite good. I don't have any hesitation to endorse him for Contributing developer as I expect him to get more involved in the Ubuntu Community and gain more responsabilities.

Specific Experiences of working together

I specifically remember some work on the multipath-tools packages where we had concurrent fixes to be done on the same package. Dan was always attentive to the other side of things.

Areas of Improvement

His packaging skills will continue to evolve but is already in the right direction. -- louis-bouchard 2017-03-10 08:54:56

Robie Basak

General feedback

In addition to the set of SRUs I have sponsored, I have also seen other activity from Dan on my normal rounds. While I only have specific experience working directly with him on just this bug, I think this work should certainly be counted when considering whether his contributions in aggregate meet the "significant and sustained" requirement.

Specific Experiences of working together

I have sponsored one bugfix for Dan in the development release and subsequently sponsored the corresponding SRU into three stable releases. Dan handled review and process feedback well, updated his debdiffs promptly and we got the fix uploaded.

Areas of Improvement

Nothing from my limited experience in working with Dan; keep up the good work!


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=== Specific Experiences of working together ===
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