Moving On

While I had been interested in Debian/Ubuntu packaging for a while, it was the release of GNOME 3 two years ago that gave me the opportunity to get involved significantly. As Ubuntu switched to Unity by default instead of a tweaked GNOME desktop, there was a need for contributors who cared about GNOME to step in and help out.

I’m sad to announce that due to immense personal and family responsibilities, I simply won’t have the time or ability to contribute to the Ubuntu GNOME effort much longer. I get a lot of happiness out of participating in a major open source software project. It is my charity work. I am very pleased that my volunteered computer skills can improve the lives of millions of people.

If you’ve been following the Ubuntu GNOME community, you have no doubt seen Tim Lunn’s work. Tim (darkxst) is an Ubuntu member, a GNOME Foundation member, and a Ubuntu Contributing Developer. He has submitted several fixes to gnome-shell, gdm, and other GNOME components. Tim is the clear choice to take over the Technical Lead role for Ubuntu GNOME.

After our first official release last month, this is a great time to pitch in. We can use additional packagers, testers, and more. The Ubuntu GNOME project is especially in need of help with QA — testing the development releases (and our PPAs) to identify problems, triage incoming bug reports, and certify the releases. Thanks!

Posted in GNOME, Ubuntu
14 comments on “Moving On
  1. I’m really sorry, mate. Thanks for all your efforts about bringing a pure GNOME experience to Ubuntu, thanks for everything.

  2. 60sixty says:

    I for one certainly appreciate it. I have never found Unity satisfying, and so have, from the beginning, always installed and used Gnome-Shell and it’s accompanying packages. It’s all I use, and so your work has been extremely beneficial to me. Thanks again!

  3. NaVi says:

    Thanks a lot Jeremy, you really improved our experience with Ubuntu Linux 🙂
    I wish you the best!

  4. jimmac says:

    Thanks for you work, Jeremy.

  5. Jorge Castro says:

    Thanks for helping get a GNOME spin off the ground, holla at me if you need anything!

  6. Jayson Rowe says:

    Thanks for all you’ve done Jeremy. I enjoyed meeing you last year at SELF.

  7. Thank you for making Gnome better. I wanted to know if you are leaving for good or just becoming some sort of emeritus or so!

  8. robertancell says:

    Thanks Jeremy, you did an amazing job!

  9. Dylan McCall says:

    Thanks for all your work on Ubuntu GNOME, Jeremy! You’ve done a great job.

    Good luck with your next adventures 🙂

  10. Thanks, Jeremy for all you’ve done! Best of luck with everything!

  11. Jeremy,

    Thanks for your contributions to the Ubuntu Community! You rock!

  12. Juanjo Marin says:

    Thanks for all your hard work for making Ubuntu GNOME a reality !!!!

  13. unihal says:

    Thanks and hats off to you Jeremy m/ hatts off, it’s your decision and i appreciate what you did and what you going to do in future 🙂

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