Thanks!

Wow, thanks so much to everyone who posted such nice comments, sent such nice emails and made such nice phone calls. I am quite touched by the amount of support you lovely people have given me. Thanks. :)

I have already had some really awesome feedback about issues and areas in which the Ubuntu community could be clarified, buffed up or improved. This includes:

  • The relationship between Debian and Ubuntu.
  • The potential divide between Canonical employees and volunteers.
  • The prioritisation of different skills in the project, and how artists, documentation writers, developers, testers, bug reporters and others are treated.
  • The public face of Ubuntu and concerns that Canonical will over-commercialise Ubuntu and take the community spirit away like other distributors have done in the past.

I am still keen to hear more, so do post your comments. :)

  • http://www.rjb.za.net Ray Booysen

    First off, congratulations on your new job. I’m sure you’ll do wonders for Canonical.

    I definitely think more work needs to go into how Canonical employees and volunteers are seen in the eyes of Canonical itself. There doesn’t seem to be much issue now, but has the potential for issues.

  • http://www.rjb.za.net Ray Booysen

    OK, I take back my congratulations. You get to work from home and I don’t. So mwahh. ;)

  • Travis Reitter

    Hey Jono! Congrats on the job.

    By the way, one of my photos at the Fluendo beach party turned out to be my favorite of the entire vacation: http://flickr.com/photos/treitter/181757950/in/set-72157594187274982/

    Anyway, I’d love to hear that/how you’re going to pull in the Creative Commons community (getting them involved, and getting our developers to integrate CC-pulling tools into our apps).

    -Travis

  • http://daniellewis.blackcurranthost.co.uk/blog.html Daniel Lewis

    Yeah. Nice one on the job! I’d love a job at ubuntu/canonical.

  • http://www.ogmaciel.com Og Maciel

    Jono said: “The prioritisation of different skills in the project, and how artists, documentation writers, developers, testers, bug reporters and others are treated.”

    Don’t forget about the translation teams! ;)

    Cheers,

    Og

  • wi43

    Jono:

    Congrats on the job!

    First, GET RID OF THE FREAKIN BROWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Second, GET RID OF THE FREAKIN BROWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Third, GET RID OF THE FREAKIN BROWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks and good luck

    Sincerely,

    Brown Hater

  • http://townx.org/blog/elliot/a_windows_chain_around_my_neck townx

    A Windows chain around my neck…

    I have a Nokia 770. It’s a nice Linux-based PDA, with a Debian core plus some proprietary bits and bobs (e.g. Flash, RealPlayer) incorporated. I use it at home if I leave my laptop at work for simple web browsing and checking email. The main bonus bei…

  • http://townx.org/blog/elliot/a_windows_chain_around_my_neck townx

    A Windows chain around my neck…

    I have a Nokia 770. It’s a nice Linux-based PDA, with a Debian core plus some proprietary bits and bobs (e.g. Flash, RealPlayer) incorporated. I use it at home if I leave my laptop at work for simple web browsing and checking email. The main bonus bei…