Make Danny welcome!

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Tue Oct 26 21:54:14 BST 2010

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:21 AM, James Cain <james.cain.25 at> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:32 AM, Valorie Zimmerman
> <valorie.zimmerman at> wrote:
>> We met Danny Tamez of Canonical tonight, and he's interested in
>> helping out with Kubuntu, his favorite distro. :-)
>> I hope you will join our developers list
>> <kubuntu-devel at>, and #kubuntu-devel on Freenode, and
>> get to know us, Danny.
>> Let's make him welcome!
>> Valorie
>> PS:!/dannytamez
> Welcome, Danny! Looking forward to find new people and ideas to take Kubuntu
> to it's rightful place as the leading KDE Distro around (and out of the
> overwhelming shadows of it's main counterpart).
>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Markus Slopianka <markus.s at>
>> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I'm curious, because your mail is not that informative. Besides being
>> employed by
>> Canonical. What does he do? Is he now Canonical's official 3rd KDE guy?
>> Does he work in a
>> completely unrelated team? What his areas of expertise?
> Looking forward to more information as well. Also, Valorie, how has Kubuntu
> fared at UDS in your opinion? Looking forward to your feedback :)
> - James

Hi James and Markus,

About Danny, you know as many facts as I know. He saw the Kubuntu
shirt I was wearing, and made a comment as we passed in the hall,
about how much he liked Kubuntu, so I asked if he was part of the
team. He said no, but he'd thought about contributing, so I introduced
him to Harald and someone else? I was a little fuzzy by that time of
day. :-)

The Kubuntu sessions have all been fun, useful, excellent, although
the Ubuntuone one was a bit contentious and tense. Still, face-to-face
is good, even if not always pleasant. I hope it improves the over-all
project, whether or not it facilitates Harald's hard work. As far as
the respect given to Kubuntu overall, I'm not seeing much of a change.
Most people like us, but forget about the existance of all the
variants, not just us.

Doing an informal poll here confirms my opinion. We are liked, thought
to be a bit out-there and experimental, and mostly not thought of at


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