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ubuntu_demon
July 18th, 2006, 10:46 AM
Jeff Waugh resigns from Canonical to go back to gnome



So, why now? I’m excited about Ubuntu, passionate about its mission, confident in its future, and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of it from the very beginning… But ultimately, my heart lies with another, and I have to take that chance, face that risk, while my family commitments and responsibilities allow it.


Jeff's blog entry :
http://perkypants.org/blog/2006/07/15/swimming-upstream/

Digg : http://digg.com/linux_unix/Jeff_Waugh_resigns_from_Canonical_to_go_back_to_gn ome

Here's my blog entry :
https://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/2006/07/18/jeff-waugh-resigns-from-canonical-to-go-back-to-gnome/

asimon
July 18th, 2006, 11:01 AM
Daniel Silverstone also resigned from Canonical (http://blog.digital-scurf.org/life/auf-wiedersehen-pet.html).

This seems to be a time of resigning with Daniel and Jeff resigning from Canonical and the staff members this forum loosed in the last week.
Anyway, I wish everyone the best and am thankfull for their fantastic work. Refilling the new vacanies won't be the easiest thing.

ubuntu_demon
July 18th, 2006, 11:08 AM
I can assure you that the change in staff has nothing to do with Jeff Waugh or Daniel Silverstone. It's just a coincidence.

Jeff Waugh will continue to work on Ubuntu (indirectly) from upstream gnome.

asimon
July 18th, 2006, 12:12 PM
I can assure you that the change in staff has nothing to do with Jeff Waugh or Daniel Silverstone. It's just a coincidence.
Oh, I didn't intend to suggest that there is any connection. It's just a little bit sad to see multiple good people go in so short time.



Jeff Waugh will continue to work on Ubuntu (indirectly) from upstream gnome.
Does anyone know who is going to pay him for working on Gnome?

ubuntu_demon
July 18th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Oh, I didn't intend to suggest that there is any connection. It's just a little bit sad to see multiple good people go in so short time.


I just wanted to make sure everyone knew there was no connection.



Does anyone know who is going to pay him for working on Gnome?

I don't know. Maybe the GNOME foundation ?
http://foundation.gnome.org

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Oh, I didn't intend to suggest that there is any connection. It's just a little bit sad to see multiple good people go in so short time.


Does anyone know who is going to pay him for working on Gnome?

The Gnome Foundation, probably.

http://foundation.gnome.org/

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 12:41 PM
I just wanted to make sure everyone knew there was no connection.



I don't know. Maybe the GNOME foundation ?
http://foundation.gnome.org

Sorry, posted at the same time as you and didn't saw your post. Wasted effort on my side. :)

rjwood
July 18th, 2006, 12:50 PM
the staff members this forum loosed in the last week.Anyway, I wish everyone the best and am thankfull for their fantastic work. Refilling the new vacanies won't be the easiest thing.

Which staff members left??

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 01:01 PM
kassetra, mstlyevil, manicka, bored2k, KingBahamut, FleiXius, Teroedni.

ubuntu_demon
July 18th, 2006, 01:10 PM
kassetra and mstlyevil were dismissed. Some other forum staff stepped down themselves.

You can find a bit more information here :
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217653
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217758
http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217247

Let's not get offtopic here.

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 01:17 PM
"Jeff Waugh resigns from Canonical to go back to gnome"

What was the role of Jeff Waugh at Canonical?

ubuntu_demon
July 18th, 2006, 01:27 PM
"Jeff Waugh resigns from Canonical to go back to gnome"

What was the role of Jeff Waugh at Canonical?
He was working on Ubuntu business and community development for Canonical.

He also used to give a lot of talks about Ubuntu and Gnome around the world in an enthusiastic and charismatic way. I hope he will still do that. I've been to one of his talks. I've also met him at the Ubuntu Developers Summit in paris.

from http://live.gnome.org/JeffWaugh :



By day, Jeff Waugh works on Ubuntu business and community development for Canonical. By night, he rides shotgun on the GNOME release juggernaut and plots the Open Source blogging explosion with Planet. Waugh is an active member of the Free Software community, holding positions such as Chairman of the Annodex Foundation (2006), Director of the GNOME Foundation Board (2003-2004, 2006), GNOME Release Manager (2001-2005), committee member (2000-2001) and president (2002-2003) of the Sydney Linux Users' Group, and member of the linux.conf.au 2001 organising team. In 2005, he won the Google/O'Reilly Open Source award for Best Evangelist. Waugh is a card-carrying member of Linux Australia, but does not say "mate".


see also :

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JeffWaugh
https://launchpad.net/people/jdub

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Wow. Thanks for this information. So this is somewhat a great loss for Canonical.

elamericano
July 18th, 2006, 05:20 PM
kassetra and mstlyevil were fired. Some other forum staff stepped down themselves.

You can't be fired if you weren't an employee. UG's "dismissed from their duties" was more accurate and more kind.


Let's not get offtopic here.

Yes. Try not to. ;)

henriquemaia
July 18th, 2006, 06:00 PM
You can't be fired if you weren't an employee. UG's "dismissed from their duties" was more accurate and more kind.



Yes. Try not to. ;)

I have to agree with you. I refrain myself of referring to that to comply to the request to stay on topic.

ubuntu_demon
July 19th, 2006, 10:18 AM
You can't be fired if you weren't an employee. UG's "dismissed from their duties" was more accurate and more kind.


You are right. I didn't mean to be unkind. I changed it to dismissed.(I do a lot of posting and my native language isn't English).

Let's continue on topic.

asimon
July 19th, 2006, 11:11 AM
I don't know. Maybe the GNOME foundation ?



The Gnome Foundation, probably.


Ah, I didn't know that the Gnome Foundation pays full-time developers. But then, nowhere does Jeff said that he'll be a full-time coder. The foundation as I understand it, does more organisatory and administrative things and conferences, but not coding. And isn't Jeff Waugh already in the Foundation's Board of Directors? Anyway we'll hear soon enough all the details of his 'swimming upstream' so I suppose there is little point for speculations.

ubuntu_demon
July 19th, 2006, 11:58 AM
Ah, I didn't know that the Gnome Foundation pays full-time developers. But then, nowhere does Jeff said that he'll be a full-time coder. The foundation as I understand it, does more organisatory and administrative things and conferences, but not coding. And isn't Jeff Waugh already in the Foundation's Board of Directors?


AFAIK he never said he would become a full time developer. I don't know whether the Gnome Foundation pays people. I just thought it might be a possibility.



Anyway we'll hear soon enough all the details of his 'swimming upstream' so I suppose there is little point for speculations.

agreed

ubuntu_demon
July 20th, 2006, 02:55 PM
There's a blog entry on www.ubuntuos.com about this here :
http://ubuntuos.com/2006/07/jeff-waugh-resigns-from-canonical-to-go-back-to-gnome