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:

Raphaël 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!

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for the heartly welcome, it’s really appreciated!

    It though wasn’t related to Zack’s talk (which I still have the link stored but not yet watched), at least not for me. As you can see in an earlier blog post of mine from last year[1] I was playing around with the thought for quite a longer time already, actually for even longer than that. :)

    [1] http://rhonda.deb.at/blog/debian/2009/10/16

  2. In fact, I’ve nothing to do with Rhonda and buxy becoming Ubuntu members, it’s all their free will, but I’m happy (that people on the Ubuntu side are happy) about it.

    Ultimately, collaboration is fostered by *knowing* each other and being members of both communities is a wonderful way to do that.

    Thanks for such a warm welcome of Debian members in the Ubuntu community!

  3. jonathan says:

    Hey Gerfried and Stefano, I was just about to clear that up in the post when I saw that you have commented about it. I’ll mention that explicitly in the post too just in case someone doesn’t see the comments as well. Sorry for the (unintended) implication!

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