Welcome to new Ubuntu members from Debian!
Stefano Zacchiroli became the new Debian Project Leader earlier this year. In my opinion he’s doing quite good at delivering on his promises so far. In particular, I like how he’s reached out to Ubuntu as part of communicating better with Debian derivatives. In May he provided a talk at the Ubuntu Developer Summit titled “Collaboration with Ubuntu (from a Debian point of view)” (video).
Not sure if this is as a direct result of Stefano’s efforts (and as pointed out in the comments, it isn’t), but the last week we gained 2 new Ubuntu members who have already been long-time Debian contributors. Both report that the process didn’t take too long:
RaphaÃ«l is also involved with Utnubu, a collaboration layer between Debian and Ubuntu that’s currently being revived. Gerfried has been active in MOTU doing sync requests from Debian to Ubuntu as well as loads of bug triaging.
It’s great to see that there’s more links being formed between the two projects! Welcome again to our new members from Debian!