LionelDricot

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I'm from Belgium, born on 9th of march 1981 and former president of LouvainLiNux, a belgian LUG. Everybody call me "Ploum" online. Sometimes even in real life, so please use this nickname Wink ;-)

I'm an OpenSource Evangelist that like to write (in french, mostly), to talk in front of a large crowd an to travel. I'm the founder and administrator of fritalk.com Jabber server (more than 4000 accounts) and the writer of an Ubuntu french book. I studied Engineering at UCL in Belgium and I'm working as a research engineer.

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My favourites projects in the FLOSS world are Ubuntu (of course), Debian, GNOME, GStreamer and Jabber. You've maybe seen me in the following communities : Ubuntu, Ubuntu-fr, Ubuntu-be, gnomefr, jabberfr, LouvainLiNux, Andesi,...

Besides OpenSource, my interests in life are Space & Astronomy, Technology, Martial Arts, Sports, Literature and Travels around the world.


What have I done in the OpenSource world ?

(it won't be of any interest to you. I just want to keep tracks of what I did )

As from January 2008, I'm not a Ubuntu member anymore and I spend as less time as possible in front of my computer. I'm still a heavy Ubuntu enthousiast and I still do conferences from time to time. Please do not contact me anymore for technical stuffs.

2007 :

2006 :

  • On Novembre 14, I gave a conference at Louvain-la-Neuve, introducing more than 70 people to Ubuntu, Linux and Free Softwares. This was a Louvain-Li-Nux event.
  • The second edition of my Ubuntu book is available ! Lot of new goodness including a CC licensed chapter about the command line (see the announce on my blog for more informations).

  • As a Summer Of Code, I did the Conseil software wich is an hard client interface against launchpad. Shame on me, it is not yet finished. It can read bugs but not modify them. I think I will not work on it before launchpad as true XML-RPC support.

  • Bugs reporting and triaging in both Gnome and Ubuntu Bugzilla.
  • Working on specifications for Dapper
  • I wrote an article for 6.06 LTS release (french translation)

  • My book about Ubuntu is published, in french, at Eyrolles Editions. See my blog for more informations. It was a commerical success according to the editor.

  • I was the official interviewer for FOSDEM. Interviews were published on the FOSDEM website.
  • I've launched Ubuntu-be, the BelgianTeam at FOSDEM, making a little speech. Ubuntu-be is now rocking thanks to a lof of very talented people, speaking a mix of both languages of our lovely country.

  • My LUG and I organized an install party. Only 30 installation this time but it was still Breezy.
  • I've launched the Open Discussion Day which was a success

  • I did the official sabdfl hackergotchi ! Not kidding, that's my greatest contribution so far.

2005 :

  • I wrote an article in french for the hoary release and for breezy release.

  • I have worked a lot in the Wiki to improve specs
  • I've done some french translations in Rosetta
  • I organized a big Breezy install party with my lug : nearly 100 successful installations
  • I gave a talk about Ubuntu at my University
  • I was doing bugs reporting and triaging in both Gnome and Ubuntu Bugzilla, then Launchpad Wink ;-)

  • I've been working on a french book about Ubuntu for Eyrolles Editions

2004 :

  • In July, S├ębastien Bacher (seb128), invited me as an Ubuntu beta tester. I wrote a long review of the Warty-beta. The only "souvenir" : http://people.ubuntulinux.org/~mako/ubuntu-traffic/u20040903_02.html (look for "ploum")

  • For Warty, I wrote the first Ubuntu FAQ in french (there was no french ubuntu website at this time). This FAQ was used as one of the first documentation of ubuntu-fr.org and was widely consulted. I also wrote an article for Warty release.

  • I also wrote an howto about installing Warty on a very old laptop : http://wiki.frimouvy.org/CompaqPresario . (I receive a lot of email about this page and helped some people to have sound on their Compaq )

  • I wrote a big documentation about using GNOME 2.6 and Spatial Nautilus (in french)
  • I was doing bugs reporting and triaging in both Gnome and Ubuntu Bugzilla.

2003 and before :

  • I wrote a long text called The Perfect Desktop. It was a long list of recommandations to make Debian+Gnome the perfect desktop. Just what Ubuntu did !

  • I was at this time a member of the french debian community. (reporting bugs, writing documentation and helping newbies on http://andesi.org )

  • I was for a few months responsible of the french translation of TheOpenCD.
  • I was the webmaster, for more than a year of "La Grenouille Bleue", a website that was promoting free software under Windows
  • I did a speech at Cachan about the use of OpenOffice. I also published an how-to about installing OpenOffice in an professionnal environment.


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