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Hello, my name is Thomas Martin and I am an information architect in the Pacific Northwest, residing in the state of Washington. You will find me online, more often than not, under the name tenach.

Linux was introduced to me long before I really knew what it meant, though I started using it myself in 2003. At that time I was running Red Hat on an old Pentium 233MHz tower as a server for a game. The first distribution I used for desktop purposes was Fedora, dual booting with Windows XP. I hopped distros, trying out Debian, Arch Linux, FreeBSD, Slackware, and Ubuntu, ultimately sticking with Ubuntu 7.04, but still dual booting. Since then, I've stuck with Ubuntu and as of mid-2009, stopped using non-free operating systems.

Linux and Ubuntu in particular have ignited my interest in Free and Open Source Software as well as giving a home to my passion for helping others with their problems, technology-related and otherwise.

https://launchpad.net/favicon.ico LP:



Tacoma WA

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/9608570/ubuntu_emblem.png UF:


https://launchpad.net/@@/language IRC:

tenach, on irc.freenode.net

https://launchpad.net/@@/mail Email:

tenach at whube dot com

https://launchpad.net/@@/maybe Site:


Current Projects

Ubuntu Whube Project: I am a core developer for the Whube Project, and am currently active with building the Whube Web Framework, Whubebugs, and syn (a package manager).
Ubuntu Scrib: scrib is a small, modular bot written in Python. At its core, it provides info/chat bot functionality for IRC. Code is released under AGPL and available on github. This is my first foray into Python and Artificial Intelligence. Recently relocated to the Whube Project.

Past Projects

Ubuntu Hopewell-Loudon Tech Team: I mentored students (ages from 14-18) in the building of a cloud computing system where staff and students can access their documents from any computer with a web operating system. They chose Ubuntu 10.04 and EyeOS 1.9 to accomplish this. In October 2011, Jordohio and the rest of the HLTT presented their project at the Northwest Ohio Education Technology conference. They were some of the only students present at this conference and it went over so well their school may be adopting the platform and integrating it into their education system.


Ubuntu Create Free and Open software that benefits the Linux community
Ubuntu To increase the Linux footprint locally and abroad
Ubuntu Continue to help and support new users
Ubuntu To encourage and facilitate the use of F/OSS in the classroom as well as broader education system
Ubuntu To become part of the MOTU and/or become an Ubuntu Member

Ubuntu Involvement

The areas that I am most involved with are listed below. If ever you have a question, feel free to ask!

Ubuntu Forum

I enjoy helping people through any means possible, including forums. Within the Ubuntu Forums, I generally find posts and topics that pertain to what I've figured out so that I might help others in a similar situation. This has comprised mostly of laptop and netbook issues. More often than not, I cherry pick from Absolute Beginners Talk and Network & Wireless.

Ubuntu Beginners Team

Ubuntu I help out where I can within the Ubuntu Forum and IRC channels (Ubuntu and Beginners Team)
Ubuntu part of the Beginners Team Development Focus Group
Ubuntu Provide web help, technical writing, and debugging for individuals and projects that are in need
Ubuntu Taken on as Apprentice by Bodsda in 2009
Ubuntu Became a Beginners Team Member in 2010.
Ubuntu Took on saji89 as Apprentice in 2010.
Ubuntu Instructor for PHP in the BT Academy


You can always find me in #ubuntu-beginners, #ubuntu-beginners-team, and #ubuntu-beginners-dev. As I am a core developer Whube, A BT Developers project, I also live in #whube.


Ubuntu Advocate the use of Free and Open Source Software where possible
Ubuntu Help friends and family become acquainted with Ubuntu and encourage their exploration of Open Source software.
Ubuntu Maintain several Ubuntu machines including laptops, desktops and a server.
Ubuntu Local tech support for Open source operating systems.


If you wish to describe my contributions to the Ubuntu Community please do so below. Thank You.

Ubuntu Membership

Tenach is someone that I'm not only proud to call a co-contributor, but a friend as well. Tenach has been working in the Ubuntu ecosystem regularly and significantly for the last few years. Every time I start a side project, I always seem to find Tenach's patches in my inbox. It's to the point where I personally trust him with write access to any project I maintain. In short, Tenach upholds the word "Ubuntu" in both letter and spirit. I'm shocked he did not go for membership earlier, and support his application without reserve. Please look upon his application favorably. -- paultag 2011-05-24 03:10:41

Tenach is an amazing contributer, his willingness to pass on what he has learned and doggedness in determination on the many projects and areas he is involved in proves to me that he oozes the spirit of ubuntu out of is pores. I have no hesitation in recommending him for ubuntu membership and ask that you look upon his application favourably. phillw 2011-05-24 11:45:30

Thomas Martin (Tenach) is just one of the coolest guys I've met in the "Ubuntu World". He does more work than most and does it consistently. I've seen him start and maintain more projects than most others and he does it with a fun and happy-go-lucky attitude all the time. I consider him a great personal friend and would love to continue working with him in the future. I've had the extreme pleasure of working with him on multiple projects, such as the Beginners Team Doc group, other wiki matters, launchpad bugs etc, and many others. I've had a great time knowing him and can't wait to see what's in store. He's got my full 100% support for any project he attempts and works on AND he's got my full support for his Ubuntu membership. Please look at his application with favor. -- zkriesse 2011-05-24 16:44:00

I know tenach well from UBT and say that he has contributed very much and has great knowledge in what he helps with. He's very good with what he knows and is not afraid to share it, and I really vouch for him! Please look favorably on his application. -- mohanchml 2011-05-24 17:44:31

Ubuntu Beginners Team

Tenach is a very committed hard working individual. He is always willing to spend his time to help others. I strongly support his application for Beginners Team membership. Bodsda

Sheesh. The mark of a good writer is "Look, I'm sorry this is 20 pages, I only had a day", not "Look, I'm so happy it's 20 pages". In the case of Tenach, I don't think we can hit that 20 page deadline. Wherever you are in the community, chances are Tenach is willing to get involved. A truly self-motivated and driven individual, and decidedly donkey-like in his unrepentant devotion to a project. I know that Tenach is one of the first people I go to when starting on a new venture, and he is a truly invaluable asset to the Beginners Team. I support his application without reserve, hesitation or condition. -- paultag 2010-06-03 19:48:00

Tenach Tenach Tenach...what can I say that will do him justice? He's awesome, self-motivated, driven, and just plain cool! His work with the BeginnersTeam has been awesome to say the least and his assistance with the BT Wiki FG has been invaluable. He is always willing to help those whom he can, and he's willing to learn from others and share what he knows as well. He's got my support without hesitation, without reserve, and without question. Please look upon his application favorably. -- zkriesse 2010-07-05 19:27:00

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