jmtd → debian → timeline
This is mainly for posterity. My Debian activities were intertwined and influenced by the UKUUG/FLOSS-UK organisation, so I've included some FLOSS-UK events too.
- First experiences with Linux - initially Red Hat 6.1, some distro experimentation before I settle on Debian. Start running my own general-purpose server (web, email, etc.)
- start University; meet a Debian Developer in the flesh, decide to become involved in Debian.
2005-06-18: First impact on debian-policy
2005-08-04: Attend UKUUG 2005 Linux Technical Conference. Meet lots of Debian developers including most of the Cambridge crowd and Debian UK Society group.
2006-03-21: UKUUG Spring Conference 2006 in Durham with lots of work colleagues. First signatures on my PGP key.
2006-04-22: My first package makes it into unstable.
2006-05-03: My first package makes it into testing.
2006-05-25: Joined NM queue.
2006-06-06: Passed NM Advocate check
2006-12-06: Put on hold due to inactivity
2007-01-02: My first priority=high package.
2007-06-17: Start of DebConf 7, for which I was an organiser
2007-12-03: become a Maintainer
2008-03-17: First upload to ftp-master as a Debian Maintainer.
2009-06-30: I become a Debian Developer
2009-11-08: I gave a talk on ikiwiki at UKUUG Linux 2008 Conference and Workshop
2010-10-17: My first Debian vote.
2012-06-29: First Non-Maintainer Upload: acpidump
2012-10-20: Joined FLOSS-UK council.
2013-03-19: Organised FLOSS-UK Spring 2013 conference
2013-04-08: First upload of squishyball
2013-06-10: Stepped down from FLOSS-UK.
2014-08-27: Another NMU, for archivemail
2016-02-05: Adopt smartmontools
2016-04-03: First Debian Security Advisory
2018-01-02: Adopt duc
2018-01-31: Adopt glbsp
2018-07-04: first patch into lintian; upload crispy-doom