Universe Contributors application for James Westby (james_w)

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Fri Aug 1 18:04:02 BST 2008

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 02:00:47PM +0100, James Westby wrote:
> I would like to apply to become an Ubuntu Universe Contributor.
> I worked with Sebastien and Bryce to fix some bugs in
> the new xrandr capplet, as that was in pretty bad shape just before
> the release of Hardy.
James joined us at a critical point.  The xrandr capplet was introduced
fairly late in the development cycle and as James mentioned when
received it from upstream it hadn't received much QA, so we had a huge
number of bugs to solve and a very tight schedule to solve them in.
I hadn't worked with James before, and was worried about the old adage
"Adding heads to a late project makes it later," however James came up
to speed very quickly and squared away all the remaining known bugs,
helped me get all the patches pushed upstream, and let us deliver the
tool stable and on time.

I think James will be an excellent Ubuntu Universe Contributor.


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