My name is Sören Möller and I'm working as statistician at a Danish University.
I have been using Linux for work and privately for at least 10 years, and Fedora for about 1.5 years
I have programming experience in C, C++, Java, Python and R, both from leisure activities, from my university education and from my current job, which includes some coding in R and C. Earlier I have done some patches for Libreoffice in my free time and work on some R-packages (both R and C code) for my day job.
I have followed Fedoras development for some months, and would like to become actively involved. I hope to take over maintainership of a small package as one of the first steps, and have been in contact with Randy Berry about maybe to take over the package "aldo" (a Morse code learning tool),.
I already have read the packaging guidelines, created FAS and Bugzilla accounts, joined the important mailing lists (devel, test, package-announce and packaging) and set up git, fedora-packager and mock on my machine.
I have generated an aldo-0.7.7 RPM-package from the upstream soruces (the current version in Fedora is aldo-0.7.6). The packagese (binary and source) and the spec-file pass rpmlint, after some small corrections of the spec file (American English spelling and correcting an incorrect weekday in the changelog).
apparently with success, if I correctly interpret the build outputs.
Furthermore, I have build the package locally with mock for rawhide-x86_64 and rawhide-i386 without apparent problems.
I will try to comment on package reviews of other packages during the next few days, to get a feeling for the review process.