Hello, I am Alan, one of the directors of Libertus Solutions, a Canonical partner and software solution consultancy business. I am also the Team Leader of the Ubuntu UK LoCo and a member of the IRC Council.

Contact information


Alan Bell






Stuff I have done

Future plans for Ubuntu

This is a bit of a todo list for me for my non-work projects, mostly ubuntuish, but not exclusively so

IRC Council

I am standing for a position on the IRC Council. If you think I would be suitable for this role it would be great if you could leave a short testimonial below. There are some testimonials from the last round, please feel free to renew/add more.

Vision for the IRCC

I think the IRCC needs a fresh start, it needs a bunch of active people who can cover different areas roughly as outlined in the proposal to have IRC champions, however these champions should be the people who make up the IRCC. The IRCC needs people who can be diplomatic leaders who can reach consensus on issues and communicate decisions promptly and in a way that they are understood and enthusiastically welcomed.


Alan Bell has provides good guidance and direction on the channels I see him on. He would be a great asset on the IRC Council -- Dan Fish

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Alan to the IRC Council, this wiki page and the help he gives across so many teams says far more than I put into a testimonial. phillw

I've collaborated with Alan on different #ubuntu-* channels, and he is a 'gift to the Ubuntu community' . Definitely a +1. -- Bilal Akhtar


Alan Bell is a friendly, patient, knowledgeable member of the community. He frequently provides support and encouragement to new users. Alan is an asset to the Ubuntu community -- AlanPope

I had the opportunity to meet Alan Bell at the Karmic release party in London. Alan is helpful and very active on the Ubuntu Women Project and in the Ubuntu Women IRC channel. He makes the novice community member feel welcome and is always a source of encouragement. Alan will be an asset to the Ubuntu membership rolls as he is already an awesome part of the Ubuntu Community. -- akgraner 2009-12-01 19:00:11

AlanBell has been a great help to me. I'd only just joined the Ubuntu UK group, and he was extremely welcoming and helpful towards me, (almost making me feel like I had been on the channel many times before). He has a vast knowledge of many, many things, and is always willing to share it with others. He's really helpful! Also, he has a great sense of humour, and he helps to make the #ubuntu-uk IRC channel the great community that it is. Thanks Alan! -- ascenseur / Joe O'Dell Jan 2010

Alan Bell has provided me with a lot of support and suggestions over the past year, that I has helped me to become active in the ubuntu-uk community. Very welcoming and much appreciated! -- Dan Fish

In the short time I've known Alan, he's shown himself to be an outstanding example of the Ubuntu ethos. He has helped one young project, and then again on another young project. Nothing seems to be too great a trouble for him to help in. I wish him every success and know he will be there for people seeking information and help. I'd like to say thank-you for what he has done. phillw

Alan's been doing a bunch of great work all over the project, specifically his attention to detail on the new wiki skin (and improving the wiki itself) have been great. -- jorge 2010-12-16 21:37:55


AlanBell (last edited 2012-01-07 23:27:37 by alanbell)