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1 March 2008

Anthony Towns: Been a while...

So, sometime over the past few weeks I clocked up ten years as a Debian developer:
From: Anthony Towns <>
Subject: Wannabe maintainer.
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 1998 18:35:28 +1000 (EST)
Hello world,
I'd like to become a debian maintainer.
I'd like an account on master, and for it to be subscribed to the
debian-private list.
My preferred login on master would have been aj, but as that's taken
ajt or atowns would be great.
I've run a debian system at home for half a year, and a system at work
for about two months. I've run Linux for two and a half years at home,
two years at work. I've been active in my local linux users' group for
just over a year. I've written a few programs, and am part way through
packaging the personal proxy for Debian (pending
approval for non-free distribution from
I've read the Debian Social Contract.
My PGP public key is attached, and also available as
If there's anything more you need to know, please email me.
Thanks in advance.
Anthony Towns <> <>
I don't speak for anyone save myself. PGP encrypted mail preferred.
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ANYONE can hack? For the secure choice, choose Microsoft.''
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Apparently that also means I’ve clocked up ten and a half years as a Debian user; I think my previous two years of Linux (mid-95 to mid-97) were split between Slackware and Red Hat, though I couldn’t say for sure at this point. There’s already been a few other grand ten-year reviews, such as Joey Hess’s twenty-part serial, or LWN’s week-by-week review, or ONLamp’s interview with Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond and Michael Tiemann on ten years of “open source”. I don’t think I’m going to try matching that sort of depth though, so here are some of my highlights (after the break).
Hrm, this is going on longer than I’d hoped. Oh well, to be continued!