I am an official Debian developer since quite a while, althrough I don't spend enough time for debian these days. Before, I used for example to be one of the coordinators of debian french translators group for several years (but I resigned since then).
My most preeminent contribution to the free software community include the po4a framework, allowing to translate easily any kind of documentation. I founded this project back around 2002 and designed and implemented this tool suite, but I had to pass over the maintainance to Nekral since then due to lack of time. I am also the official Debian maintainer of quilt, a tool to allowing to survive with a pile of patches against a changing source tree. This tool, written by Andrew Morton and Andreas Gruenbacher, is now one of the core component of the debian packaging system.
- The Ten Commandments for C Programmers. A must read.
- L'histoire des Pingouins - a SF story about Linux, in French.
- Tao of programming - the philosophy of (good) programmers.
Cathedrals, Bazaars and the Town Council. A text from Alan which should be read and read again by wannabe open-source contributers.
- http://mako.cc/writing/hill-free_tools.html How the cloud introduces new way of having closed-source softwares, and why we cannot rely on them to develop open-source softwares.
- http://www.levenez.com/unix/ Unix
history - historical tree of the Unix versions.