Wanted: Xubuntu Project Lead

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue May 11 15:47:07 UTC 2010

On Fri, 7 May 2010 10:16:57 -0400
"Cody A.W. Somerville" <cody-somerville at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 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
> >
> Cheers,

Having given this considerable thought, I will accept the nomination. I
do not have any plans to change things much, though. I would like to
see the Xubuntu Council set up as specified in the strategy document
[1]. We have great developers in Xubuntu, and as Lionel said, things
get taken care of. I can send reminders when needed. 

Lionel did a fantastic job with Xubuntu 10.04, and is owed a huge thank
you. We need more like him.

As Cody stated, I am not a developer. I do not write code, and have not
been able to even learn to write a decent bash application. I do have a
good working knowledge of Xubuntu, and have been around for a while. I
started using Ubuntu 5.10 in 2005, and switched to Xubuntu 6.06 when it
released because it worked better on my old hardware I had. I have
stayed with Xubuntu, because I still have old hardware. Also, I like
the blue better then the browns and oranges that Ubuntu chose to use.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument

Charlie Kravetz 
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