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Professional Support Skills of Patrick

User support is offered in numerous areas of IT services, including:

  • Computer security engineering and education.
  • Linux distribution maintenance.
  • Qubes OS (computer security by compartmentalization).
  • Online privacy.
  • Project coordination.
  • Threat Modeling. [1]
  • Community management.
  • Cooperation with other software projects.
  • Documentation writing.
  • User support and education.
  • Basic website administration using common web applications.
  • Scandal prevention. [2]
  • Build automation script engineering.
  • Continuous Integration (CI).
  • iptables firewalls.
  • inotifywait.
  • systemd unit files.
  • Shell scripting
  • Debian packaging.
  • Debian APT repository management.
  • Linux sysadmin tasks. [3]
  • Licensing compliance.
  • Debian machine readable licensing.
  • Release maintenance: freeze, build, sign, upload, support, and hot fixes.
  • Reviewing user code and documentation contributions.
  • Contributor coordination.
  • Upstream project bug reports.
  • Review of python and ruby code.
  • git.
  • Spam reduction: moderating mailing lists, forums, and wikis.
  • Network mirroring.
  • Mediation. [4]
  • Computer maintenance and education.
  • Blog posts. [5]
  • Marketing.
  • See also portfolio / github profile.


  1. example
  2. This cannot be guaranteed, but there has been no bad press or posts pointing out any scandals, misinformation or inappropriate behavior by the Whonix team.
  3. To oversimplify it, Whonix is a collection of shell scripts, package selections and configuration files.
  4. For example, contributions to mediating the stale /etc/bash.bashrc.d implementation dispute - https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=675008#72
  5. Content writeup only. Eloquent English rewording required.