In 1989, when I was 13, I touched computer for the first time -- clone of APPLE
][. Next year, I get interested in programming and begin to participate in
programming contests. My computer for the following years was a PC/XT clone.
In 1997, just before entering the University of Sofia, I was hired by a company
that wanted from me to make a search engine for Web sites in C and on Linux (Red
Hat) using GNU Emacs. From the M$-DOS world, I went straight to Linux and I was
so impressed by the architectural difference that I decided to make kernel. Of
course, I didn't know then how hard it is.
In 1998, I started working in the place I studied (Faculty of Mathematics and
Informatics). There I learnt a lot more about Linux, and free software. In the
same year, I decided that Debian was my distribution of choice, mainly because
it's community-driven effort that expects from its users to somewhat participate
in advancing Debian. And it's all devoted to free software! I started to
support a Linux account server in my faculty (debian.fmi.uni-sofia.bg) and I'm
still doing this.
At that time, I decided that I want to develop the Hurd, replacement of kernel
in the incomplete GNU system. It was very buggy but it's with exciting
architecture. My first major contribution (in 2000-2002) was supporting a big
page with links <http://debian.fmi.uni-sofia.bg/~ogi/hurd/links/>. My last
major contribution is the ext2fs patch <http://kerneltrap.org/node/4429>.
The most major contribution to Debian by me is the Bulgarian translation of
debian-installer, levels 1 and 2
As Debian Developer, I will be interested in the advancement of Debian GNU/Hurd.
~ I would like to maintain in Debian my MSc thesis project - ext3fs for the Hurd
I would like to see Debian
GNU/Hurd as part of the next stable Debian release -- Etch.
There are other Bulgarian projects that I'm part of or interested in and that