Archive:Legacy/SelfIntroduction

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Self Introduction

When a new developer joins the project, we ask that she or he introduces himself or herself on the fedora-legacy-list@redhat.com mailing list by posting an introductory message. In order to do so, one first needs to join the list. To join the mailing list, one may fill in the blanks on this web-page in the section "Subscribing to fedora-legacy-list:" [1] .

The primary purposes of introducing yourself is to begin the process of building trust by allowing current participants to learn about you, and to allow them to download your GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) key, which you will use for signing communications of substance. (If you're not familiar with GnuPG, you can find out more about it on our PGPHowTo page.)

The following items in bold are Required while the other items are optional but highly recommended. You may add more relevant information if you wish.

Message Subject

1. Self-Introduction: Your Name Here

Message Body

1. Full legal name

2. Location (Country, City, etc)

3. Profession or Student status

4. Company or School

5. Your goals in the Fedora Legacy Project

  • Which OS versions are you interested in?
  • Do you want to do QA for packages?
  • Anything else special?

6. Historical qualifications

  • What other projects have you worked on in the past?
  • What computer languages and other skills do you know?
  • Why should we trust you?

7. GPG KEYID and fingerprint

  • Be sure that your GPG key is uploaded to pgp.mit.edu. Use "gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --send-key KEYID".
  • Your GPG fingerprint is 40 hexadecimal characters long, while your KEYID is the last 8 digits.
  • Below is an example of a block of text suitable for cut & paste into your self-introduction e-mail.
% gpg --fingerprint 54A2ACF1
pub  1024D/54A2ACF1 2002-11-25 Warren Togami (Linux) <warren@togami.com>
Key fingerprint = 785A 304B 08C1 F291 F54F  9A68 6BDD FE8E 54A2 ACF1
sub  2048g/4AD75982 2002-11-25 ~[expires: 2007-11-24]