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People behind Debian: Michael Vogt, synaptic and APT developer

Jan 24, 2011, 07:04 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Michael has been around for more than 10 years and has always contributed to the APT software family. He's the author of the first real graphical interface to APT—synaptic. Since then he created "software-center" as part of his work for Ubuntu. Being the most experienced APT developer, he's naturally the coordinator of the APT team. Check out what he has to say about APT's possible evolutions.

"My questions are in bold, the rest is by Michael.

"Who are you?

"My name is Michael Vogt, I'm married and have two little daughters. We live in Germany (near to Trier) and I work for Canonical as a software developer. I joined Debian as a developer in early 2000 and started to contribute to Ubuntu in 2004.

"What's your biggest achievement within Debian or Ubuntu?

"I can not decide on a single one so I will just be a bit verbose."

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