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Debian developer: no
IRC nickname: janimo
What were you doing in Debian before joining Ubuntu ?
Nothing, the Warty preview release was my first Debian install.
Why did you join Ubuntu and what are you doing for Ubuntu ?
Being very pleased with using Ubuntu for a few months I joined the MOTU team because I felt that it was a fun, instructive and effective way of contributing to free software. I was taken by the wave, jumped on the bandwagon, call it what you will
I am currently working on Xubuntu, the derivative having Xfce as the default desktop environment.
What are you doing nowadays in Debian ?
Very little. I seldom commit changes to the alioth repo of the Debian Xfce maintainers. Since our Xfce packages are based on Debian's I intend to keep the two distros as much as in sync as sensible.
Can you explain the change (if any) ?
Our Xfce packages diverged a lot lately because we are using a newer upstream, which is not in sid yet. So there are quite a few changes, but nothing spectacular.
What do you think of the Debian-Ubuntu collaboration ?
I am not following Debian mailing lists (besides Xfce-pkg) so I am not very up-to-date on this subject. D-U collaboration may be excellent in some areas and totally suck in others, mostly depending on the persons involved.
What do you wish for the future ?
Nothing original or very specific I'm afraid . Keep advancing the state of free software in the world and all that.