Nicolas (Nick) Barcet is the Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical.
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
[https://launchpad.net/~nijaba Profile on Launchpad]
Contributions to Ubuntu
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.
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).
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.
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.
[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.
Complete refresh of the server pages on [http://www.ubuntu.com/server ubuntu.com] for 8.04 (went from 1 to 25 pages)
Refresh of the [http://www.ubuntu.com/files/server/UbuntuServerBrochure804LTS.pdf 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
- 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...)
[http://nicolas.barcet.com Personal blog] (mostly in french)
Small contributor and hoster of [http://hardware4linux.info Hardware4linux]
- and a few other things...
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 got my support as well - he made great contributions to Ubuntu as a virtualisation platform - I love ubuntu-vm-builder He is also a very nice guy, helping out on IRC channels, contributing documentation... we need more people like him ( YannHamon )