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
- My email is ploum at frimouvy.org (or zeploum at gmail.com )
- My Jabber ID is ploum at frimouvy.org (the same)
My CIA account : http://cia.vc/stats/author/ploum
Linkedin : http://www.linkedin.com/in/dricotlionel
Twitter : http://twitter.com/ploum
Last.fm : http://www.last.fm/user/ploum
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.
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,...
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.
Hacking and helping on the Bongo mail & calendar server.
Hacking on Conseil Bug Triager
On November 11, I spent the day with NicolasDaLuzDuque to install Ubuntu on the public computers of Infor Jeunes, Waterloo (Belgium)
- On October 31, I gave a conference at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) to introduce Ubuntu and the benefits of Free Software Development.
From Frebuary to June 2007, I hold a short weekly chronicle about free softwares on PureFM radio
On April 28, for FLISOL 2007, I gave a conference about Ubuntu and the Free Software world in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- I'm the editor of the Feisty Fawn "Linux Identity Set" Magazine (in French), Oxypress editions.
- 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.
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 was the official interviewer for FOSDEM. Interviews were published on the FOSDEM website.
- My LUG and I organized an install party. Only 30 installation this time but it was still Breezy.
I did the official sabdfl hackergotchi ! Not kidding, that's my greatest contribution so far.
- 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
- I've been working on a french book about Ubuntu for Eyrolles Editions
In July, Sébastien 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
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