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 Started playing with Linux in the mid 90's and co-founded [[http://www.balug.org/|BALUG (Bay Area Linux Users Group)]] with David Sifry and Art Tyde. Worked for Linuxcare back then before it got crazy. Moved on to Arizona to work at Develop''''''Online where we used Linux as a back end to enabeling remote access to embedded hardware, kind of fun but then came along the dark days of 911. Following that cash ran out, no financing to be had, so the company closed and I went on to play in the embedded Linux space creating devices that tracked School Buses, and also functioned as remote connect DVR's on-board the buses.<<BR>><<BR>>  Started playing with Linux in the mid 90's and co-founded [[http://www.balug.org/|BALUG (Bay Area Linux Users Group)]] with David Sifry and Art Tyde. Worked for Linuxcare back then before it got crazy. Moved on to Arizona to work at Develop''''''Online where we used Linux as a back end to enabling remote access to embedded hardware, kind of fun but then came along the dark days of 911. Following that cash ran out, no financing to be had, so the company closed and I went on to play in the embedded Linux space creating devices that tracked School Buses, and also functioned as remote connect DVR's on-board the buses.<<BR>><<BR>>
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 Now as luck would have it I work for Canonical (in Sept 2007) still working on Linux, somewhere between embedded and Netbooks space. Working on the Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded variant of Ubuntu. Hard to get better then this, the cutting edge, Mobile Internet Devices, and other things in the small device arena. I happen to think that this area is going to explode with devices given some time.
= Contact Me =
 I switched to Ubuntu Linux from Debian in the Breezy/Dapper time frame and shortly thereafter switched all of my X86 machines to it. I enjoyed it so much that when as luck would have it Canonical had and opening for a manager of the mobile team I applied. So with some interviews and time I began working for Canonical in Sept 2007 still working on Linux, somewhere between embedded and Netbooks space. Working on the Ubuntu Mobile and MID variant of Ubuntu is fun, it's hard to get better then this, the cutting edge, Mobile Internet Devices, and other things in the small device arena. I happen to think that this area is going to explode with devices given some time.<<BR>><<BR>>

 Currently working on a telepresence robot that will be remote controllable and of course running Linux. It's based on an [[http://www.irobot.com/sp.cfm?pageid=305|iRobot Create™]] base unit, an [[http://www.tincantools.com/product.php?productid=16143&cat=249&page=1|ARM920T Nail Kit]] (which is a [[http://www.tincantools.com/product.php?productid=16133&cat=249&page=1|hammer board]] on a small expansion carrier for sensing and some type of small PC for video conferencing. The video conferencing PC will of course run Ubunutu.

== Contact Me ==
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= Contributions =
 * Manager of the [[MobileTeam|Ubuntu Mobile team]] and project manager of the [[MobileTeam/Mobile|Ubuntu Mobile Project]]. See: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile.
=== Contributions ===
 * Manager of the [[MobileTeam|Ubuntu Mobile team]] and project manager of the [[MobileTeam/Mobile|Ubuntu Mobile and MID Projects]]. See: http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile.
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 * Member [[../DallasTeam|Dallas/Ft Worth, TX, USA Local Community Team]].
=== Trade Shows ===
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= Package License Review =  * Attended and Worked the [[http://www.osimworld.com/newt/l/handsetsvision/osim08/|OSiM World]] Conference and Exhibition in Berlin Germany. Talked with developers and others about Ubuntu Mobile.
 * Attended [[https://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_Summit_2008|Maemo Summit 2008]] and talked with developers about Ubuntu Mobile.
 * Will attend [[http://www.embeddedlinuxconference.com/elc_europe08/|CELF Embedded Linux Conference 2008 Europe]] to talk about Ubuntu Mobile and MID release.
=== Package License Review ===
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= Future Plans For Ubuntu =
 * Improve Ubuntu Mobile for MID (Mobile Internet Devices) use.
=== Future Plans For Ubuntu ===
 * Improve Ubuntu Mobile for Mobile (Netbook) and MID (Mobile Internet Devices) use.
 * Continue building the Ubuntu Mobile Team and Ubuntu Mobile Community.

About Me

  • General all around Computer and Electronics Geek.

    Started playing with computers in the early 1970's with an IBM 360 mainframe, then on electronics training and day to day repairing radios and radar devices though out the rest of the 70's. Started playing with microcomputers in 75-76 creating software in ASM and BASIC on the Apple ll, TRS80 and others. In the beginning of the 80's I formed a computer consulting company that developed Interactive Laserdisk applications -- Stuff that later became known as Interactive Multimedia. Lots of fun that, did over 200 of them over the years, mostly in "C" with some ASM device drivers. CP/M, MS-DOS only no MS-Windows.

    Started playing with Linux in the mid 90's and co-founded BALUG (Bay Area Linux Users Group) with David Sifry and Art Tyde. Worked for Linuxcare back then before it got crazy. Moved on to Arizona to work at DevelopOnline where we used Linux as a back end to enabling remote access to embedded hardware, kind of fun but then came along the dark days of 911. Following that cash ran out, no financing to be had, so the company closed and I went on to play in the embedded Linux space creating devices that tracked School Buses, and also functioned as remote connect DVR's on-board the buses.

    I switched to Ubuntu Linux from Debian in the Breezy/Dapper time frame and shortly thereafter switched all of my X86 machines to it. I enjoyed it so much that when as luck would have it Canonical had and opening for a manager of the mobile team I applied. So with some interviews and time I began working for Canonical in Sept 2007 still working on Linux, somewhere between embedded and Netbooks space. Working on the Ubuntu Mobile and MID variant of Ubuntu is fun, it's hard to get better then this, the cutting edge, Mobile Internet Devices, and other things in the small device arena. I happen to think that this area is going to explode with devices given some time.

    Currently working on a telepresence robot that will be remote controllable and of course running Linux. It's based on an iRobot Create™ base unit, an ARM920T Nail Kit (which is a hammer board on a small expansion carrier for sensing and some type of small PC for video conferencing. The video conferencing PC will of course run Ubunutu.

Contact Me

  • Email: <david DOT mandala AT SPAMFREE canonical DOT com>

    Freenode IRC Nick: davidm

    LP: davidm

Contributions

Trade Shows

Package License Review

I will be reviewing the following packages to verify the license and copyright files:

Future Plans For Ubuntu

  • Improve Ubuntu Mobile for Mobile (Netbook) and MID (Mobile Internet Devices) use.
  • Continue building the Ubuntu Mobile Team and Ubuntu Mobile Community.
  • Improve package license information so it accurately represents the source code in the package and so it can be machine read, making it easier to audit what licenses are in use.
  • Work on submitting changes into Ubuntu and Debian that should be. Currently there are packages in need of license cleanups that I am working on.

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