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 * [[http://www.facil.qc.ca|FACIL]] (Vice-president, 2012-)  * [[http://www.facil.qc.ca|FACIL]] (President, 2013-)


Je suis conseiller indépendant en technologies libres, m'intéressant plus particulièrement à la formation et l'accompagnement. À la recherche de mandats en consultation ou toute opportunité à temps plein, je travaille surtout à Montréal mais je fais la navette entre Ottawa et Québec. Je suis disponible pour des mandats à l'étranger. Visitez mon site Internet ou mon profil LinkedIn pour en savoir plus.

La liste de conférences, ateliers et formations que je suis en mesure d'adapter à vos besoins est disponible ci-bas.

"Ubuntu Member" depuis 2005, j'ai aussi les certifications "Ubuntu Certified Professional" et "Ubuntu Certified instructor". De 2006 à 2010 j'ai travaillé chez Canonical, où j'ai occupé le poste de "Senior Ubuntu Systems Support Analyst". Je suis surtout un adepte de GNU/Linux et des logiciels libres depuis la première version d'Ubuntu en 2004. Mes distributions de choix sont Debian et Trisquel, une dérivée d'Ubuntu, mais je touche un peu à tout. En fait j'ai commencé avec Mandrake et...

J'utilise ou je propose quotidiennement des solutions technologiques guidées par les principes fondateurs des logiciels libres. J'ai adapté ces principes pour les appliquer plus largement, comme suit:

  • La liberté d'utiliser la technologie, pour tous les usages (liberté 0).
  • La liberté d'étudier le fonctionnement d'un technologie, et de l'adapter à vos besoins (liberté 1). Pour ceci l'accès au code source, schémas, plans ou instructions de fabrication et création sont une condition requise.
  • La liberté de redistribuer des copies, donc d'aider votre voisin, (liberté 2).
  • La liberté d'améliorer une technologie et de publier vos améliorations, pour en faire profiter toute la communauté (liberté 3). Pour ceci l'accès au code source, schémas, plans ou instructions de fabrication et création sont une condition requise.

Pour me contacter

About me

I am a consultant, mostly doing IT freedom advocacy & coaching (software , hardware, formats, licenses) in and around Montreal, QC, Canada, focusing on training, security and migration from non-free IT.

I am interested in free technologies advocacy (including formats, content, licensing) & training for new users, with an emphasis on security.

I am an Ubuntu Member since 2005, and also Ubuntu Certified Professional + Ubuntu Certified instructor. From 2006 to 2010 I worked at Canonical, as a "Senior Ubuntu Systems Support Analyst". I am mostly an avid GNU/Linux and free software user since Ubuntu's first version came out in 2004. My choice distributions are Debian and Trisquel, an Ubuntu derivative - but I play with many more. Well, it all started with Mandrake for me...

Some links about me:

Teams I have been active in at some point


See http://libreplanet.org/wiki/User:MagicFab#Presentations


See http://libreplanet.org/wiki/User:MagicFab#Hardware


These are some of my past contributions to Ubuntu, there's also a more detailed list.

  • I can offer Ubuntu professional training and consulting in Quebec province.
  • I created the Ubuntu Hour concept
  • I started several Ubuntu teams, including ColombianTeam and QuebecTeam (team contact for +5 years)

  • I do some bug reporting and documentation

  • I installed Ubuntu to my 60 yr.-old parents in Colombia (happy users since 5.04, switched to Trisquel in 2012)
  • I regularly relayed Ubuntu news and use cases to my business contacts and to the most active and visible organizations involved in free software and free computing in Quebec province.
  • Over the past years I have created lots of marketing material, including a CD-insert in spanish and french to help promote Ubuntu through CDs.

Plans & vision for Ubuntu

When I discovered Ubuntu I understood its role as an essential tool to make GNU/Linux more accessible to everyone, starting with my parents and close friends. Its community was the first open enough to let anyone participate to the extent of their abilities and availability. I have now moved to using more and more an Ubuntu derivative, Trisquel while also exploring Ubuntu's upstream Debian.

I am critical of decisions taken by Canonical, particularly the inclusion of non-free software and features that can be compared to malware, introducing privacy issues:

As part of my professional but also personal activities, I plan on focusing on the following:

In all teams

  • Keeping the Ubuntu community open and friendly, following the code of conduct
  • Contributing and teaching others how to contribute in tasks that will make upstream's work easier
  • Actively encouraging people to document their participation and contribute to upstream projects
  • Encouraging participation in local events in other free software communities

In Quebec, as part of the Ubuntu-QC team

  • Actively marketing and selling free software/IT services locally:
  • * Training
  • * Servers install and support
  • * Desktop migration and support
  • Becoming a liaison for local support & advocacy

  • Participating or organazing events with Ubuntu derivatives mentions / presence

In Colombia, as part of the Ubuntu-CO team (past)

  • Mentoring ElkinBotero (the team leader) and the members to officialize the team

  • Actively monitoring and helping with the IRC channel, mailing list and initial web resources (forums, etc.)

Local organizations

I am a member of and/or helped founding the following organizations:

  • FSF - Free Software Foundation (member since 2005, founder of Libre Planet Québec)

  • LibrePlanet Québec - A local community for/of FSF members and FLOSS advocates

  • FACIL (President, 2013-)


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