Position statement for Martin Zobel-Helas

I am Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel on IRC), and I am running for re-election to the SPI Board of Directors.

I have been an SPI Director since August 2007. As board member of SPI I served as Secretary in 2009. Lately I assist Michael Schultheiss (Treasurer of SPI) in moving SPI's finances into a double entry booking system and producing the monthly treasurer reports.

I am a quite active member of the Debian community. After I started with using Linux in late 1996, I started using Debian actively in 2003. I have been Debian Developer since August 2005 and contributing SPI member since since March 2006.

I attended several Debian Developer conferences (DebConf5, DebConf9, DebConf11, DebConf14, DebConf16 and DebConf16) as well as I am a regular visitor of FOSDEM, FrOSCon and LinuxCon Europe. I started within Debian as team founder of the debian-volatile project, which is part of the main archive nowadays.

When the position of the Stable Release Manager became vacant, I became Debian Stable Release Manager together with Andreas Barth (who is a close friend of mine). A bit later I became Debian Release Team assistant and helped to release Debian Etch and Debian Squeeze. I helped to setup a alternative autobuilding network for the Debian project. Most of those machines and quite a good part of the code was integrated into the current autobuilding network.

I am part of the Debian Systems Administrators team since 2008 and maintain over 200 machines of the Debian Project.

As paid job, I work as technical leader operations at credativ Germany, an open source software consulting company.