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jeremy 01-10-2008 04:48 PM

Official Participation at LQ
 
Are you the member of an Open Source project or an employee of a company that works with Open Source? If so, would you like that fact to be known here at LQ? I'm happy to announce that it's now possible. Simply contact me from an associated email account and I'll update your user title to reflect your relationship. This is something we've been doing with distributions for a while now, and I think it makes sense to extend the offer to the entire Open Source ecosystem. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here.

--jeremy

archtoad6 01-11-2008 12:05 PM

How wide a net are you casting?
 
Board member & officer of a computer club that:
  1. regularly presents public programs on Open Source
  2. is the home of arguably the world's most active LUG
  3. has weekly (GNU/Linux) install fests
... would that qualify? "Employee" doesn't quite fit, it's all volunteering.

For that matter, how about LUG officers?

jeremy 01-11-2008 12:10 PM

Right now we're really looking for official associations with Open Source projects (being a paid "employee" is not necessary). Knowing someone is on the Samba team is useful information when getting a response to a post about Samba. That's not to minimize the great efforts that others put forth in other capacities, it's just not the target of what we're doing here. Hope that clarifies things.

--jeremy

Atlanix 01-15-2008 08:30 AM

Would the fact that I'm trying to set up an OSSS, open source software school, count? Right now just laying the ground floor, still don't have a non-profit business license. http://atlanix.org for more information as it becomes avaliable.

Watch out for the spelling errors. I have yet to make the editors changes.

tombert 01-15-2008 08:44 AM

"... employee of a company that works with Open Source ..." - I am.

jeremy 01-15-2008 09:16 AM

Unless you have a question you think pertains to the greater LQ community, all requests should be directed to me offline (via the contact form or email). Thanks.

--jeremy

usacomputertec 01-15-2008 05:32 PM

Computer Rescue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 3018217)
Are you the member of an Open Source project or an employee of a company that works with Open Source? If so, would you like that fact to be known here at LQ? I'm happy to announce that it's now possible. Simply contact me from an associated email account and I'll update your user title to reflect your relationship. This is something we've been doing with distributions for a while now, and I think it makes sense to extend the offer to the entire Open Source ecosystem. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here.

--jeremy

Please announce Computer Rescue at www.mindblowingidea.com/Ultumix under the products section. Or now you can go to www.Ultumix.com and get there too.

uvrakesh 01-15-2008 10:51 PM

I dont work for an open source company but i do the following
->We use ubuntu, redhat and debain
->We use open source tools and libraries
->I am active member of groups related to linux
->I learned kernel compilation and writing drivers through open source
->I have a great respect towards open source comunity.

I believe i am an open source member

Best Regards,
Rakesh UV

mrbones 01-16-2008 12:18 AM

Well, its open/closed
 
I work at a oil change facility that uses Ubuntu 6.06 LTS as its base Point Of Sale system, we use a proprietary program for managing customers. And M$ XP for the system to connect to our sister shop. I Have basically become our personal Linux guru.
Since after they started using this software/Ubuntu combo, I let them know I had been using Linux for a few years. Its helped them better enjoy there system knowing that a GNU/Linux distro can be used as an extremely configurable and cheap alternative to almost 90% of they programs they would usually need.
And given me one great base to help spread the FOSS ideas.

Its a dream, but I am hoping that one day in the future there wont even be a M$ system in the shop:P, just full Linux integration.

mbnr 01-16-2008 08:32 AM

Open Source Book-keeping
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 3018217)
Are you the member of an Open Source project or an employee of a company that works with Open Source? If so, would you like that fact to be known here at LQ? I'm happy to announce that it's now possible. Simply contact me from an associated email account and I'll update your user title to reflect your relationship. This is something we've been doing with distributions for a while now, and I think it makes sense to extend the offer to the entire Open Source ecosystem. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here.

--jeremy

Hi

I promote Open Source software and encourage clients and colleagues to use it as it offers a more efficient way of doing business.

I hope this falls within the meaning of your posting.

M Bernard Richards
www.swanseabookkeepers.co.uk

jeremy 01-16-2008 09:27 AM

I think some members are missing what this program is meant to accomplish. The aim is not people who use or promote Open Source (although those are both great and we obviously encourage that). The aim is to identify people who are officially associated with Open Source projects, so that when they answer a question about that project the person who's asking can easily see the association.

--jeremy

EtienneG 01-17-2008 08:42 AM

Jeremy: we are expected to send you an email from an associated email account. However, your email address is not in your public profile. I will try the obvious one, but can you clarify where to send the affiliation request ?

jeremy 01-17-2008 09:36 AM

My email address should be pretty easy to find (it's my username @ LQ), but the LQ contact form goes directly to me as well.

--jeremy

archtoad6 01-30-2008 09:14 AM

I believe the distinction is recognition vs. credibility.

When this thread was started, I (like many others) misinterpreted its purpose. I thought Jeremy's purpose was giving public recognition to various folks who do worthy things in the Open Source world. I was wrong. I now think it's about adding credibility when someone posts in an area of his/her expertise. From post #3:
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 3019151)
Knowing someone is on the Samba team is useful information when getting a response to a post about Samba.


XavierP 01-30-2008 11:21 AM

Credibility is certainly one angle - knowing an "official" project person is answering the question will certainly give the questioner confidence in the answer. However, along with number of posts and "length of service", it's all the same here - I know that there are a huge number of incredibly knowledgeable people here who are not affiliated with an open source project team and would hardly ever say that anyone should discount advice merely because they are not on a project.

I believe that this is more about recognition - letting members know that their contributions outside LQ are recognised by us and appreciated. Maybe 60/40 recognition vs credibility :)


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