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 * [https://launchpad.net/~nijaba Profile on Launchpad]  * [[https://launchpad.net/~nijaba|Profile on Launchpad]]
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 * Packaging of [https://launchpad.net/~nijaba/+archive limesurvey]. [http://limesurvey.org Limesurvey] is a PHP web application that allows to do virtually all kinds of online surveys. This was my first attempt at a Debian packaging and I had quite a bit of fun with dbconfig, wwwconfig, and quilt. Even made upstream add a couple functions so that installation and upgrade could be handled smoothly and automatically. Currently trying to convince them that libraries such as adodb, php-gettext or phpmailer should not be modified and directly included in their source.  * Packaging of [[https://launchpad.net/~nijaba/+archive|limesurvey]]. [[http://limesurvey.org|Limesurvey]] is a PHP web application that allows to do virtually all kinds of online surveys. This was my first attempt at a Debian packaging and I had quite a bit of fun with dbconfig, wwwconfig, and quilt. Even made upstream add a couple functions so that installation and upgrade could be handled smoothly and automatically. Currently trying to convince them that libraries such as adodb, php-gettext or phpmailer should not be modified and directly included in their source.
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 * Some code to [https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu-jeos/ ubuntu-vm-builder], including IP address assignment, advanced partitioning, templating, building from and iso, firstboot and firstlogin, and multiple bug fixes (see [http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-virt/ubuntu-jeos/intrepid/annotate/nick.barcet%40canonical.com-20080531095012-gxz56mf9qy4b1c62?file_id=changelog-20071101170606-ue4bhosvjt3gd68n-2 changelog] for details).  * Some code to [[https://code.launchpad.net/ubuntu-jeos/|ubuntu-vm-builder]], including IP address assignment, advanced partitioning, templating, building from and iso, firstboot and firstlogin, and multiple bug fixes (see [[http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-virt/ubuntu-jeos/intrepid/annotate/nick.barcet%40canonical.com-20080531095012-gxz56mf9qy4b1c62?file_id=changelog-20071101170606-ue4bhosvjt3gd68n-2|changelog]] for details).
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 * Working on a [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Survey community survey] for Ubuntu Server Edition. This survey will be put online shortly and has for goal to capture what are the strengths and weaknesses of Ubuntu as a Server.  * Working on a [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Survey|community survey]] for Ubuntu Server Edition. This survey will be put online shortly and has for goal to capture what are the strengths and weaknesses of Ubuntu as a Server.
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 * Wrote a [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JeOS tutorial on Jeos] with Soren that is included in the [http://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/serverguide/C/jeos.html 8.04 server guide]. It was also published in the January edition of Linux Magazine.  * Wrote a [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JeOS|tutorial on Jeos]] with Soren that is included in the [[http://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/serverguide/C/jeos.html|8.04 server guide]]. It was also published in the January edition of Linux Magazine.
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 * [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacBookPro/SantaRosaFanControl Script to control the fans] of Mac Book Pro (santa rosa), which is really a daemon to help me keep my macbook cool.  * [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacBookPro/SantaRosaFanControl|Script to control the fans]] of Mac Book Pro (santa rosa), which is really a daemon to help me keep my macbook cool.
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 * Complete refresh of the server pages on [http://www.ubuntu.com/server ubuntu.com] for 8.04 (went from 1 to 25 pages)  * Complete refresh of the server pages on [[http://www.ubuntu.com/server|ubuntu.com]] for 8.04 (went from 1 to 25 pages)
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 * Refresh of the [http://www.ubuntu.com/files/server/UbuntuServerBrochure804LTS.pdf Ubuntu Server Edition product brochure] for 8.04.  * Refresh of the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/files/server/UbuntuServerBrochure804LTS.pdf|Ubuntu Server Edition product brochure]] for 8.04.
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 * [http://nicolas.barcet.com Personal blog] (mostly in french)  * [[http://nicolas.barcet.com|Personal blog]] (mostly in french)
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 * Small contributor and hoster of [http://hardware4linux.info Hardware4linux]  * Small contributor and hoster of [[http://hardware4linux.info|Hardware4linux]]

Nicolas (Nick) Barcet is the Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical.

Contact

  • He is known as nijaba on Freenode and hangs out on #ubuntu-server

  • He can be reached at nick(dot)barcet(at)canonical(dot)com

  • Profile on Launchpad

Contributions to Ubuntu

  • Packaging of limesurvey. Limesurvey is a PHP web application that allows to do virtually all kinds of online surveys. This was my first attempt at a Debian packaging and I had quite a bit of fun with dbconfig, wwwconfig, and quilt. Even made upstream add a couple functions so that installation and upgrade could be handled smoothly and automatically. Currently trying to convince them that libraries such as adodb, php-gettext or phpmailer should not be modified and directly included in their source.

  • Some code to ubuntu-vm-builder, including IP address assignment, advanced partitioning, templating, building from and iso, firstboot and firstlogin, and multiple bug fixes (see changelog for details).

  • Working on a community survey for Ubuntu Server Edition. This survey will be put online shortly and has for goal to capture what are the strengths and weaknesses of Ubuntu as a Server.

  • Wrote a tutorial on Jeos with Soren that is included in the 8.04 server guide. It was also published in the January edition of Linux Magazine.

  • Script to control the fans of Mac Book Pro (santa rosa), which is really a daemon to help me keep my macbook cool.

  • Complete refresh of the server pages on ubuntu.com for 8.04 (went from 1 to 25 pages)

  • Refresh of the Ubuntu Server Edition product brochure for 8.04.

  • And a few other things...

Plans for the future

  • Help fix bug #1 in as many ways as possible
  • Work on making Ubuntu Server the best linux distribution for servers and virtual appliances
  • Work with kamion on germinate and seed management to help users understand what is maintained and how everything is organized
  • Help the community as best as I can

About me

  • Linux user since 1998 (Red-hat then Suse to start with) and Ubuntu convert since 6.06LTS
  • Member of the Solutions Linux program committee since 2006 (France's largest event about Linux and Open Source Software)
  • Speaker at many Linux events (Solutions Linux, OSCON, Linux-World, Conocimiento Libre, etc...)
  • Personal blog (mostly in french)

  • Small contributor and hoster of Hardware4linux

  • and a few other things...

Testimonials

  • Nick is an excellent contributor and an essential member of the Ubuntu Server Community, definitely a deserving member of the Ubuntu Community at large (DustinKirkland).

  • Nick is a an excellent individual and an outstanding member of the Ubuntu Server community. I wholly support his application for Ubuntu membership. (ChuckShort)

  • Nick has been of great help in the ServerTeam, by providing technical contribution (such as ubuntu-vm-builder) as well as marketing and user needs for the Ubuntu Server Product (MathiasGug)

  • Nick got my support as well - he made great contributions to Ubuntu as a virtualisation platform - I love ubuntu-vm-builder Smile :) He is also a very nice guy, helping out on IRC channels, contributing documentation... we need more people like him Smile :) ( YannHamon )

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