Wanted: Xubuntu Project Lead

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at ubuntu.com
Fri May 7 14:16:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Lionel Le Folgoc <mrpouit at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> Hi there,
> A few months ago I accepted to become Xubuntu Project Lead temporarily
> until the Xubuntu Council is formed. As of now, the council is far from
> being ready, and I clearly don't have time to assume the leading role
> (e.g.  poking various people so that they do not forget about deadlines,
> and so on…).

It is indeed a very involved position. Kudos for taking it on and seeing the
lucid release through.

> Therefore, I think people interested in becoming Xubuntu Project Lead
> should step (in|up) now, either following the process described at
> <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2009-November/007180.html
> >
> for instance, or maybe directly by pushing the Xubuntu Council creation
> and/or being involved in this council when it's done.

I'd like to nominate Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) as the next Xubuntu
Project Lead. Charlie has diligently been involved as a key contributor to
Xubuntu over a span of several releases now. He has an in-depth
understanding of the Xubuntu/Ubuntu community, the development process, and
the goals/aspirations of the Xubuntu project. Although Charlie is not a
developer, his work shepherding Xubuntu's bugs and helping out in #xubuntu
has given Charlie a unique perspective and understanding of the weaknesses
in our product as well as a more than just basic understanding of the
technical details behind them. I also believe Charlie has demonstrated a
high level of organization, patience, thoughtfulness, dedication and good
interpersonal relations - all traits desirable in a project leader.

Traditionally the Xubuntu project lead has been a developer. I think if
we're capable of having a leader who isn't of the traditional developer
background, it will speak to the continuing growth and maturity of the
Xubuntu project.

> I still intend to take care of the packaging and provide help to the
> leader/council/anybody about technical matters as I've been doing for
> several years, so potential candidates shouldn't be afraid of that. [*]
> Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Lionel
> [*] same for artwork, testing, documentation… There are people working
> on these topics, the leader doesn't have to (and never did, despite what
> people might believe) take care of everything on its own.
> --
> Lionel Le Folgoc - https://launchpad.net/~mrpouit<https://launchpad.net/%7Emrpouit>
> E61E 116D 4BA1 3936 0A33  F61D 65D9 A66E 10E2 969A


Cody A.W. Somerville
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