Interview with Dustin Kirkland on Encrypted Private Directories

Nick Ali nali at
Fri Oct 24 05:32:22 BST 2008

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM, Nick Ali <nali at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 9:20 AM, James Westby <james.westby at> wrote:
>> Hi news team,
>> Below is an interview that we would like to go on the fridge,
>> could you help us do what is necessary to achieve that. We'd
>> like to get a couple of screenshots in as well, but I haven't
>> taken them yet.
>> I'd appreciate any ideas about how to introduce the interview.
> James, I have to write an intro for Dustin's interview with the UWN.
> We can probably reuse it, I'll work on it today or tomorrow and get
> back to you.

James, here is a quick stab at an intro:

"Dustin Kirkland is a developer on Canonical's Ubuntu Server Team,
working from Austin, Texas, USA. He is the author of the highly
anticipated encrypted private directories feature in the upcoming
Ubuntu 8.10 release. Previously, Dustin worked for IBM in various
capacities, including as an on-site employee at Red Hat. There he
discovered his interest in working with Linux at the distribution
level, which eventually led him to Canonical."

If possible, I would like to release this on Monday, with the UWN,
which will include an interview with Dustin that's a bit more



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