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Dmitry Butskoy

Email: [[MailTo(dmitry AT SPAMFREE butskoy DOT name)] Email: [[MailTo(buc AT SPAMFREE buc DOT me)]


Traditional old school developer, maintainer and contributor of various OpenSource stuff.
Location is Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Started in the early nineties as a lecturer in UNIX systems at university. As a hobby, ported the newly born Linux to an m68k based system ("Besta" workstation). It was a wonderful and romantic time, when only advanced engineers were using the nascent Internet, in which there was no unrestrained consumption and unrestrained control.

Then implemented various OpenSource and Linux-based solutions for the automation of dispatch control in the global power supply systems. After satisfying all the ambitions as the system architect, focused on personal investment management (a bit :) ).

In Linux since 1996. First patch for open-source in 1995 (gcc). Red Hat Certified Engineer (RH9, RHEL5).

Only Linux all the career and now.
I still like the ancient unix ifaces (cmdline, vi, mc), as well as traditional desktops (Mate) and applications (old style browsers).

Primary author and upstream maintainer of

  • traceroute : Current implementation of classic traceroute for Linux
  • phpwapmail : WAP-based e-mail client

Packages I maintain in Fedora

  • dvdisaster : CD/DVD media data loss/scratch/aging protection
  • enca : Character set analyzer and detector
  • freetds : Implementation of the TDS (Tabular DataStream) protocol
  • gnome-translate : GNOME interface to libtranslate -- Natural language translator
  • gtk-gnutella : GUI based Gnutella Client
  • ipxripd : IPX RIP/SAP daemon - routing for IPX networks
  • irda-utils : Utilities for infrared communication between devices
  • libtranslate : Natural language translation library
  • mail-notification : Status icon that informs you if you have new mail
  • makebootfat : Utility for creation bootable FAT disk
  • mod_auth_ntlm_winbind : NTLM authentication for the Apache web server using winbind daemon
  • newscache : Free cache server for USENET News
  • pam_ssh : PAM module for use with SSH keys and ssh-agent
  • php-extras : Additional PHP modules from the standard PHP distribution
  • phpldapadmin : Web-based tool for managing LDAP servers
  • phpwapmail : WAP-based e-mail client
  • seamonkey : Web browser, e-mail, news, IRC client, HTML editor
  • traceroute : Traces the route taken by packets over an IPv4/IPv6 network
  • xawtv : TV applications for video4linux compliant devices


  • mailx : Enhanced implementation of the mailx command
  • samefile : Command-line utility to find identical files on the file system
  • statserial : Tool which displays the status of serial port modem lines
  • xosd : On-screen display library for X
  • zvbi : Raw VBI, Teletext and Closed Caption decoding library