Dear .NET Foundation Board Directors and .NET Foundation supporters,
I am taking the opportunity to nominate myself to be a member of the .NET Foundation Advisory Council.
I have read the proposal and believe that I am a good fit.
Here is some of my FOSS background:
TL;DR: 14 years of solid FOSS experience, 11 years of C# experience, the perfect candidate
My first opensource involvement started around the year 2001/2002 in the PHP project. I wrote an [opensource IRC library for PHP] 1 which is still widely spread and used. 2002 I became an official PHP developer (email@example.com).
2003 - today
I wrote a IRC library in C# called SmartIrc4net and later an IRC client named Smuxi in C# using that SmartIrc4net library. Smuxi runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows using a single code base.
2004 - today
Since 2004 I am doing Debian development. I am the co-founder of the [Debian Mono Group] 2 which brought Mono into the Debian archive early 2004. The Debian CLI Policy (packaging policies for Mono/.NET software in Debian) was initiated and co-authored by me.
Since most of my code is purely opensource it is easy to track with tools like Open Hub here:
According to Open Hub’s language stats I am in the top 20 of opensource C# developers
Currently I am supporting Jo Shields to get the needed nuget infrastructure in Debian prepared.
For my non-FOSS work I am the CTO at GSD Software Design GmbH, a small IT company in Hamburg, Germany, specialized on software development and high availability clusters. I moved the company from a pure Borland C++ based development to a C# based one. Mono on Linux is used in the backend and MS .NET + GTK# as frontend.
If you have any questions, please ask!
Mirco ‘meebey’ Bauer
FOSS Developer firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.meebey.net/
Debian Developer email@example.com http://www.debian.org/
GNOME Foundation Member firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.gnome.org/
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