Wanted: Xubuntu Project Lead
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Thu May 13 21:32:27 UTC 2010
On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 5:47 PM, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
> 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
> > > 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
> > > and so on…).
> > >
> > It is indeed a very involved position. Kudos for taking it on and seeing
> > lucid release through.
> > > Therefore, I think people interested in becoming Xubuntu Project Lead
> > > should step (in|up) now, either following the process described at
> > > <
> > > >
> > > 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
> > Xubuntu over a span of several releases now. He has an in-depth
> > understanding of the Xubuntu/Ubuntu community, the development process,
> > the goals/aspirations of the Xubuntu project. Although Charlie is not a
> > developer, his work shepherding Xubuntu's bugs and helping out in
> > has given Charlie a unique perspective and understanding of the
> > 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
> > > 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
> . 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.
>  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument
You have my blessing as well, I don't think there are many as qualified as
you are, and I'm very glad you accept the nomination.
Also, Ubuntu is more purple and aubergine now ;-)
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