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Bug 698200 (mva)

Summary: Package reassignment: Vadim Misbakh-Soloviov (mva)
Product: Gentoo Developers/Staff Reporter: Alexey Shvetsov <alexxy>
Component: RetirementAssignee: Retirement Admin <retirement>
Severity: normal CC: maksbotan, mgorny, mva, steils
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: first-email-sent: 2020-08-07
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Alexey Shvetsov gentoo-dev 2019-10-21 13:58:13 UTC
Vadim has been active Gentoo for about 15 years already, maintaining desktops,
servers (incl. Hardened), and even Prefix Gentoo installations.
He made several contributions to gentoo-related/gentoo-hosted projects
(like Genkernel), also he was proxy-maintainer for some packages even before
the "Git Era", and he also contributed to some packages through GitHub Pull
He also used to contribute to Gentoo/KDE project and oficial Lua overlay.

Vadim runs own business of servers administration, InfoSecurity investigation
and consultation.

He also used to be a CTO of Pirate Party of Russia in 2009-2017.

His hobbies and interests area includes: computer science, DYI, math, physics,
astronomy, radio engineering and soldering.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Maxim Koltsov gentoo-dev 2019-10-21 14:01:34 UTC
I'd like to support Vadim as candidate for a new developer. He does a lot of great work, including many Lua packages, some Nginx stuff and he also maintains telegram-desktop source builds in his own overlay.

If fact, Vadim was one of the people who helped myself become a developer back in a day, sharing a great deal of his experience and advice.
Comment 2 Mikle Kolyada archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-10-25 18:25:19 UTC
What we did:
- bugzilla
- granted access to main gentoo.git
- Added user to GitHub Gentoo team
- IRC cloak: mva
- announcement

- gentoo-core
- gentoo-dev-announcement

What you need to do:
- subscribe to mailing lists with your address
- request forum status bump in #gentoo-forums or by mail to (if you have a forums account)
- send yourself mail to check if it works
- add yourself to mail aliases ( like )
  see /var/mail/alias on
- register to with your e-mail address using
  the following instructions:
- set lat and lon attributes in LDAP if you want others to know where
  exactly you are located
- set gentooIM if you want people to be able to contact you via other
  means than email
- if you want your blog to be syndicated to, check
- enable 2FA authentication to your GitHub account in the Gentoo organization (mandatory)
- visit the Gentoo Nitrokey portal at 
  in order to get a free Nitrokey Pro 2 security key
- contact for Foundation membership (optional)

For the mentor:
- You are also responsible for the commits of your recruit during the first
  month so you should watch the commits of your recruit via gentoo-commits
  mailing list
Comment 3 Mikle Kolyada archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-10-25 18:25:40 UTC
Comment 4 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-08-07 13:41:27 UTC
First mail sent.
Comment 5 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-08-21 13:20:34 UTC
gentoo.git access disabled.
Comment 6 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-11-10 11:01:37 UTC
Some new activity happening.