a.k.a : blueCommand, blueCmd
O/S : Ubuntu
E-mail : blue at cmd dot nu
Launchpad : https://launchpad.net/~blue-cmd
IRC : blueCommand @ irc.freenode.net
- I'm an 18 year old Swedish* student currently studying Computer Science in Kalmar.
My first encounter with Linux was with RedHat 5.2, around -98. I'm born -89 which sort of makes me an early adopter. My real interest blossomed first -02 with distributions like Gentoo, Debian, CRUX. The reason I switched to Ubuntu was that I wanted a system that didn't take forever to configure (+1 Debian), had a nice community (+1 Gentoo) and massive amounts of packages (+1 Debian). And when I found Ubuntu (+3 Everything), it was better than I could have hoped, I've been using Ubuntu since Edgy and loving it every day
* Sorry, I am a male
Make the world secure! Far too few people known what SSL or VPN is, even fewer people knows how to use it. I want to help Ubuntu get a good frontend for users to feel comfortable to use GPG / SSL / VPNs, I will probably post blueprints if / when I get an idea In smaller scale I would like to see a whole lot more people using Ubuntu instead of paying (or not paying) to use ... the "OS-that-should-not-be-named". I'm a quite heavy user of Wine, which makes Wine-related contributions (see Winekeyd) more than likely. Ubuntu needs all the help to get games / apps running as it can, right? I plan on getting as much experience in packing and using patching-systems and such to become an MOTU, and from there on helping that wish this too reach it.
- None at the moment
- Freenet Frost
(lib)Wrapper (Blocking Freenet and Frost, blocked by bug)
- iFolder iFolder Nautilus iFolder Server Simias
- Winekeyd libSocket++*
* Upstream contains in comprehensive licensing. Waiting for upstream.
My work on iFolder has resulted in following:
- Extensive feedbacks to development team, talking about how to best apply Debian policy to their filetree.
- Discussing back and forth with the MOTU-team on same basis as above
- Clearing up some file that lacked licensing information
- Helping them add a Ubuntu / Debian autobuild to their already existing autobuild for RPM-based systems
This is one of the most fun and challenging things I've done, and I really like helping upstream to help Ubuntu.
I'm also confirming old bugs (I've yet to fix any) to make everybody aware that this still needs fixing. I'll begin fix bugs soon, I'm just warming up here
Sometimes, when you're bored with your PlayStation3 games, when I have nothing better to do I open the Translation tab at Launchpad and click on Swedish. This is more of a time-waster but I still put pride in it. I translate the kind of package I feel like at the moment so there is no real thought behind what packages I choose, but generally I choose packages with none or very few done translations. Since I'm a programmer, I think I can translate things people might have no idea what it means otherwise but who am I to judge others.
- As noted, I am joined and helping in #ubuntu-se as often as I can. While I'm not in that room I'm probably outside (*gasp*) and it's quite likely I'll spread the word. For example: I made my "Operating System - Linux" course in school switch from teaching Slackware to Ubuntu, which resulted in that my fellow classmates got a total different point of view regarding Linux. I think 3-4 of my class of 20 uses it regularly thanks to that. Oh, and my dad is on the verge to converting too.
* And participating in the occasional Ext3 versus ReiserFS fights, ReiserFS GO!
Contact Information and Packaging Activity is best viewed from My Launchpad Page.
- I will (within reason) continue maintaining my packages and help Ubuntu where I feel I can. Fixing annoyances, helping newbies and spreading the word. I will try as hard as my spare time allow to reach my goals, and spare time is something I have.
I'm also working on a little game that I hopefully will be able to release to Ubuntu, watch out for Codename: Kenneth
- None yet