Daniel Holbach

What were you doing in Debian before joining Ubuntu ?

I was a user, installed it, proposed it to friends, installed it on their computers, I filed bug reports, helped out other people, but never became a 'developer'.

What are you doing for Ubuntu ?

I take care of the Ubuntu Desktop, together with Sebastien 'seb128' Bacher. Apart from that I take care of Ubuntu's community, mostly development related.

What are you doing nowadays in Debian ?

Talking to maintainers, forwarding patches, read and reply to debian-devel, answer to ITPs/RFPs, if we have the package already, stuff like that.

Can you explain the change (if any) ?

I'm not a Debian power user any more. My action radius changed with my work.

What do you think of the Debian-Ubuntu collaboration ?

I think it's great. Since the early days of utnubu I was on the list and for example tried to get new packages into Debian via Utnubu. Our processes are in the early days yet, but I think with some enthusiasm, some encouragement and some nice words we can make the world a better place.

What do you wish for the future ?

What I pointed out above, in a broader view: I'd love to see more teams growing both in Debian and Ubuntu and to see collaboration happen in a natural way. I don't believe in big amounts of policies we set up, but in personal collaboration.

Do you want to add something ?

Let's try to keep focused on working and don't let us be disappointed by some bickering few. :-)