On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure who's on this list, as it's just getting started, so maybe
> folks could introduce themselves?
Hi everyone, I'm Jorge and I work at Canonical on external developer
relations. I've been involved in Ubuntu for a long time, and before
that I was a Debian user. I'm not a developer so my role when working
with Debian developers is usually to point them in the right direction
or to the right team. I am one of the people who gets email from the
firstname.lastname@example.org alias. I usually attend DebConf if people want to
sit down and discuss problems or point out places where we can do a
better job, so as you can guess, my job is mostly getting the right
people talking to each other.
I've been fortunate to have people in Debian (like Lucas) hand hold me
and carve out lists of issues for me to work on. Typically I can help
Debian people these ways:
* Help you seek out an unresponsive/overbusy maintainer or team
* Help you find information about your package in Ubuntu (launchpad
can be intimidating for new users)
* Organize discussions on collaboration topics (I can schedule IRC
meetings, etc. for what people need)
* Clean up documentation that may be inaccurate.
I'm glad Debian is working with derivatives more, good to see so many
people here already!