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I am a system/networks administrator for a moderate-sized internet firm in Montreal. I love Ubuntu, my dream is that one day, we will be able to close Launchpad bug #1 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1 :) || {{https://launchpadlibrarian.net/32016462/clean_face_192.png}} ||'''Name''': '''Mathieu Trudel'''<<BR>>'''Email''':<<BR>>mathieu.tl@gmail.com<<BR>>'''GPG''': EE018C93<<BR>>'''IRC''':{{{cyphermox}}}<<BR>>'''Launchpad''': [[https://launchpad.net/~mathieu-tl|mathieu-tl]] <<BR>>'''Identica''': [[http://identi.ca/cyphermox|cyphermox]] <<BR>> '''Location''': [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal|Montreal, Quebec, Canada]] <<BR>> '''Blog''': [[http://blog.cyphermox.net/|blog.cyphermox.net]]||
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= Ubuntu in Quebec = I'm a systems and networks administrator as well as doing development and testing on various projects. My main interests are network-related tools such as NetworkManager, resolvconf, and the like, and desktop and server packages.
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Well, Ubuntu should be for everyone. We can no longer say that only Windows is appropriate for the grandparents, uncle, auntie, or whomever in the family, because Ubuntu should be what we all go forward to as a community. Not just because it's free, but also because, if nothing else, it is built in part by us. If we decide to buy food (and other domestic) products locally out of concern for the community, local producers and all of that, we should do the same for software, and encourage the incredible skill and talent from our community. I currently work for Canonical as a member of the Canonical Phonedations Team, and maintain parts of the networking stack, such as NetworkManager, wpasupplicant, oFono, bluetooth...
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On the short term, I hope for my workplace to adopt Ubuntu as a replacement for developer's desktop environments. I'm from Montreal, and I'm very active in the Ubuntu Quebec LoCo, and organize the Longueuil Ubuntu Hour. If you go to Linux or Ubuntu events around Montreal, you may be able to spot me.<<BR>><<BR>>||
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On the long term, I hope for our province's government to adopt Ubuntu as a viable alternative to other operating systems. Agreed, this has not happened yet and will take time, but things should at least start with a commitment, especially at the government level, to using open standards. Everyone can, we only need to be shown why it is the sensible choice. = Ubuntu Contributions =
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= Current Activities = == Community Contributions ==
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I try to stay involved in bug triaging, fixing some bugs, and packaging software.  * I'm very active in the Ubuntu-QC team. There are lots of challenges (people geographically dispersed, not always willing to travel...), but also a lot of interest.
  * Organized, with [[komputes]], the [[QuebecTeam/GlobalJam|Ubuntu Global Jam]] in Montreal.
   * Many thanks to ETS (Ecole de Technologie Superieure), as well as Clod Patry and Guillaume Grasset for help and booking the rooms in 2009 and March 2010.
   * Many thanks to SupInfo and Aurelien Fernandes for help and booking the rooms in August 2010.
  * Organized the Montreal Karmic, Lucid release party. See [[QuebecTeam/KarmicParty]], [[QuebecTeam/LucidParty]].
  * [[Hour|Ubuntu Hour]] - Longueuil
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= Past Activities = = Activities =
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* Added a patch to network-manager-vpnc to support saving only the group password to a keyring, was a major headache for work, and it has now been uploaded: Launchpad #91964 -- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-vpnc/+bug/91964 == Current ==
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* Commented on various bugs, provided answers, etc.  * I stay involved in bug triaging, fixing some bugs, and packaging software.
  * I'm paying a close attention to bugs related to network-manager and its vpn plugins.
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= Future plans =  * Packaging multiple new or updated software:
  * Concordance - a library and command-line tools for configuring Logitech Harmony remotes.
  * Congruity - GUI program to configure Logitech Harmony remotes.
  * Acct - GNU Process and System Accounting utilities
  * Network-manager-openconnect - VPN client plugin for NetworkManager, to connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN systems.
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* (short term) See one of my uploaded *new* packages to REVU be uploaded to universe.
* (short term) Become more regularly involved in bug fixing, triaging, etc.
* (medium term) Eventually, one day, be a MOTU.
* (long term) Eventually, one day, work for Canonical; in my field. :)
== Future Plans ==
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 * (medium term) Eventually become a Debian Developer.
 * (long term) Sit for a term on the Developer Membership Board.


= Testimonials for Membership Application =

 * I'm glad Mathieu has finally applied for membership! I met Mathieu through a mutual friend and he's helped me out when I needed to find people to help with Ubuntu EC2 testing as well as being a great "sysadmin who can test/verify/fix bugs" for a bunch of random bugs I needed help with over the past few cycles. Matthieu knows not only how to work with existing ubuntu developers but also upstreams and Debian. I think membership will be a good first step and encourage him to keep going and become an Ubuntu developer! -- [[LaunchpadHome:jorge]] <<DateTime(2009-10-22T15:02:46-0628)>>
 * What can I say, Mathieu is a fantastic member of the community ! He's quite active on Quebec's IRC channel and other Ubuntu channels, the mailing list and in events. He helped a lot in our two last major events (Global Jam and Release Party) and he keeps showing up in some annoying bugs :) He's great at showing off Ubuntu to new users and answering questions too. So, a big YEAH for me regarding membership -- -- [[LaunchpadHome:magicfab]] <<DateTime(2009-11-11T11:21:09-0500)>>

''This section is open to anyone who would like to comment on my contribution to the Ubuntu community''

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/32016462/clean_face_192.png

Name: Mathieu Trudel
Email:
mathieu.tl@gmail.com
GPG: EE018C93
IRC:cyphermox
Launchpad: mathieu-tl
Identica: cyphermox
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Blog: blog.cyphermox.net

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I'm a systems and networks administrator as well as doing development and testing on various projects. My main interests are network-related tools such as NetworkManager, resolvconf, and the like, and desktop and server packages.

I currently work for Canonical as a member of the Canonical Phonedations Team, and maintain parts of the networking stack, such as NetworkManager, wpasupplicant, oFono, bluetooth...

I'm from Montreal, and I'm very active in the Ubuntu Quebec LoCo, and organize the Longueuil Ubuntu Hour. If you go to Linux or Ubuntu events around Montreal, you may be able to spot me.

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Ubuntu Contributions

Community Contributions

  • I'm very active in the Ubuntu-QC team. There are lots of challenges (people geographically dispersed, not always willing to travel...), but also a lot of interest.
    • Organized, with komputes, the Ubuntu Global Jam in Montreal.

      • Many thanks to ETS (Ecole de Technologie Superieure), as well as Clod Patry and Guillaume Grasset for help and booking the rooms in 2009 and March 2010.
      • Many thanks to SupInfo and Aurelien Fernandes for help and booking the rooms in August 2010.

    • Organized the Montreal Karmic, Lucid release party. See QuebecTeam/KarmicParty, QuebecTeam/LucidParty.

    • Ubuntu Hour - Longueuil

Activities

Current

  • I stay involved in bug triaging, fixing some bugs, and packaging software.
    • I'm paying a close attention to bugs related to network-manager and its vpn plugins.
  • Packaging multiple new or updated software:
    • Concordance - a library and command-line tools for configuring Logitech Harmony remotes.
    • Congruity - GUI program to configure Logitech Harmony remotes.
    • Acct - GNU Process and System Accounting utilities
    • Network-manager-openconnect - VPN client plugin for NetworkManager, to connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN systems.

Future Plans

  • (medium term) Eventually become a Debian Developer.
  • (long term) Sit for a term on the Developer Membership Board.

Testimonials for Membership Application

  • I'm glad Mathieu has finally applied for membership! I met Mathieu through a mutual friend and he's helped me out when I needed to find people to help with Ubuntu EC2 testing as well as being a great "sysadmin who can test/verify/fix bugs" for a bunch of random bugs I needed help with over the past few cycles. Matthieu knows not only how to work with existing ubuntu developers but also upstreams and Debian. I think membership will be a good first step and encourage him to keep going and become an Ubuntu developer! -- jorge 2009-10-22 21:30:46

  • What can I say, Mathieu is a fantastic member of the community ! He's quite active on Quebec's IRC channel and other Ubuntu channels, the mailing list and in events. He helped a lot in our two last major events (Global Jam and Release Party) and he keeps showing up in some annoying bugs Smile :) He's great at showing off Ubuntu to new users and answering questions too. So, a big YEAH for me regarding membership -- -- magicfab 2009-11-11 16:21:09

This section is open to anyone who would like to comment on my contribution to the Ubuntu community

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