Interview with Dustin Kirkland on Encrypted Private Directories

James Westby james.westby at
Fri Oct 24 14:40:26 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 00:32 -0400, Nick Ali wrote:
> 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."

That's great thanks.

I'd like to add the following before it.

"This is the first in a series of interviews with Ubuntu developers
about their work, and features that will be available in future 

I have put two screenshots we would like included at

> 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
> community-oriented.

That suits me fine.

Do you need any help preparing this article for publication?



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