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Interview for gnome.org

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I was interviewed recently for GNOME.org and while you can read the interview over there, I felt like copying it over here. So enjoy the questions and the answers

Why is open source/free software important to you?

I believe that Free Software makes the world a better place. Also, as I am a bit of a computer security person, it is absolutely crucial to be able to see how the software in question works and be able to eventually fix issues (or have someone to fix them).

How/when/why did you become involved in GNOME?

I was using GNOME ever since and started to follow it more and more until I came greatly involved as a Summer of Code student.

Why did you run for the GNOME Foundation Board?

I am sticking around GNOME for about 5 years now and while I enjoy being in the community I do wanted to progress within GNOME and take new responsibilities.

What do you hope to accomplish during your term on the board?

I hope to push the revamp of the bylaws and enable people to work together more effectively.

Do you think GNOME is heading in the right direction? Why or why not?

I think GNOME is doing well so far, but it must not rest (decadence anyone?). We have very smart people in our community and we should enable them to get awesome stuff for GNOME and the Free Software world done.

Have you attended GUADEC in the past? If so, when/where?

My first GUADEC was the one in Birmingham in 2007.

What are you looking forward to most at GUADEC?

To see friends again and having nice discussions.

Any other thoughts on GUADEC and/or GNOME?

GNOME is a great community and GUADEC is a good place to get in touch. Sometimes though, it might not be comfortable for newcomers to chime in. I still remember myself being too shy to talk to some great GNOME people. So while I recommend to young GNOMErs to not be shy, maybe a “This is GNOME” introductory session for new GNOME people might be a good idea.