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A Few Questions For Gunnar Wolf

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How did you end up using Debian and becoming a DD?

I have been a Free Software user for a very long time — In the beginning, without even noticing.

Around 1983, when I was six or seven years old, I started going with my father (a physicist) to the University on friday nights. He taught me the basics of TeX and Emacs; we used it at a Foonly F2 machine. This computer had the first TeX installation outside Stanford. So, yes, I am the proud user of a piece of history.

How are you currently involved in the Debian project?

My main affiliation is with the pkg-perl and pkg-ruby-extras groups, although my activity has declined in both due to real-life constraints - But I'm always trying to step back in and get back to speed with both. Package-wise, besides this, I am maintaining the Cherokee webserver and few other minor packages.

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