Self-Introduction: Peter Boy

Peter Boy pboy at
Sat Aug 20 22:22:18 UTC 2005

Following the format of the Fedora Documentation Project self-intro at

     1. Full legal name
        Peter Boy
      * City, Country;
        Bremen, Germany
      * Profession or Student status 
        senior scientist, research fellow (social science research
        methods and statistical computing)
        managing director of the research institut IT infrastructure
      * Company or School 
        University of Bremen, Germany
      * Your goals in the Fedora Project 
              * What do you want to write about? 
                -  planning guides, integration of heterogeneous
                -  Administration / tutorials about Samba, LDAP,
                databases (esp. Postgres, MySQL, UDB), Apache, Tomcat,
                Sendmail, Postfix; 
                -  Installing / using Java;
              * What other documentation do you want to see published? 
                Nothing specifically. Would like to see a comprehensive
                and well structured Fedora documentation in order to
                help it to usable for a large community.
              * Do you want to edit for grammar/writing and/or technical
                I'm not a native English speaker, but could comment on
                overall structure and technical accuracy of a document.
              * Anything else special? 
                -  Can do translation (to German)
                -  As a scientist I have some experience in planning and
                writing technically oriented articles and books, which
                might be helpful here sometimes
      * Historical qualifications 
              * What other projects or writing have you worked on in the
                -  Wrote several articles about installing, maintaining
                and using linux systems and programs (non-linux, too)
                -  Contributed to IBM Redbook (ITSO, Austin) (was about
                -  teaching students (using linux for different
                scientific reseach tasks)
                -  maintained some rpms for Linux based Sun systems 
              * What level and type of computer skills do you have? 
                Experienced administrator and application program
                developer (mainly database related applications,
                client/server applications and web services)
                -   being in business with various computer systems
                since 1970
                -   knowledge about AIX, OS/2, various linux
                -   programming skills in various languages, esp. C/C++,
                -   Web site development (design, HTML/csss/php/Java,
              * What other skills do you have that might be applicable?
                User interface design, other so-called soft skills
                (people skills), programming, etc. 
                -  Organisation of team work
                -  overall planing and development of conceptions for
                publications about specific topics 
              * What makes you an excellent match for the project? 
                I do a lot of writing on my job about Linux and generell
                IT topics which might be useful for FDP, too (hopefully)
      * GPG KEYID and fingerprint 
        pub  1024D/59786EEA 2005-08-20 Peter Boy (Fedora Docs Project)
        <pboy at>
        sub  1024g/C695D937 2005-08-20 [verfällt: 2010-08-19]

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