Introduction round?

Joseph Tate jtate at
Sat Mar 8 04:44:18 PST 2008

On Friday 07 March 2008 04:34:06 Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> Since it's hard to know who's here right now, maybe we can make some
> introduction round?

I'm a software engineer working for rPath, and contributing to the KDE edition 
of Foresight, as well as a svn trunk build KDE distro [1].  I also help 
maintain a MythTV distro and a handful of purpose built server distros.

I'm interested in figuring out better ways to do networking configuration 
(i.e. that don't require a login session but still allows end users to make 
certain configuration changes), as well as making the desktop 
experience better.  Things should just work, and not require lots of distro 
specific hackery to get things done.

As a packager and engineer, I'm looking to reduce recurring and repeated 
engineering cost to patching and maintaining a distribution.

Finally, as an employee of a company with concerns about shipping patent and 
copyright encumbered media technology, I'm interested in ways of legally and 
responsibly providing proprietary codecs to the end user.

I'm looking forward to improved inter-distribution communication.  Glad to see 
some OpenSolaris representation, anybody from BSD?  Mac OSX/Darwin?

Joseph Tate


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