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Jari Aalto

Gravatar Email: <jari DOT aalto AT cante DOT net>


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Open Source Project Admin and Developer in areas

  • Emacs / XEmacs - Since 1995 Emacs package developer and contributor to Emacs (1 2) and Xemacs development (1 2)

  • Procmail - Since 1997 developer of several plug-in modules

  • Perl - Since 1998 contributor to Perl programming language 1 2 3 4a 4b and Author of Perl CPAN Modules (See below).

  • Cygwin - Since 2000 member of Cygwin application porting team ( ports 1 2)

  • Bazaar - Since 2006 contributing to the Distributed Version Control software project (Cygwin port, testing, RFC v1.11)

  • Debian - Since 2006 contributor to the Debian Linux project (Developer, Wiki summary)

  • Ubuntu - Since 2007 contributor to the Ubuntu Linux project (1)

  • Git - Since 2007 contributing to the Distributed Version Control software project ( 1.5.3

Public Projects

Areas of Expertise

  • Higher level skills: Project Management, Software development methodology (Processes, Cycles; Incremental/Agile/Extreme programming), Software testing methodology, Configuration management, Project management, Software design (UML, MVC, Diagrams), Database design methodology (normalization; competence in 1NF-4NF)
  • System Administration skills: Linux networking LAN/WLAN/Firewalls/NFS/CIFS/Samba etc., user management, Database administration, Version control software server administration, Web server administration (Apache), Mail server administration, Debian repository administration
  • Programming Languages: C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Emacs dialect of Lisp, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, Awk, Shell (Bourne shell sh/Bash). Also used occasionally: Expect, TCL.
  • Operating Systems: Windows, HP-UX, SunOS/Solaris, Linux (Debian)
  • Version Control: GNU Rcs, Cvs, Subversion, GNU Bazaar (Bzr), Mercurial, Git
  • Databases: Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Mail Servers and related: Exim, Postfix, Spamassasin and numerous other spam filtering utilities


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