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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 :)

murankar 01-30-2008 05:30 PM

working with open source
 
I currently work with a major integrator of severs. We offer RHEL on some of the configs. Although our customizations are limited we do what the customer needs done. Basically all the end user needs to do is plug in hook up and turn on, "out of the box".

XavierP 01-30-2008 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeremy (Post 3024505)
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.

murankar - the aim is to identify people who work on open source projects, so samba members, linux distro members (for example Canonical or Slackware) and the like.

It's great that your company has embraced Linux and FOSS and we don't wish to minimise that in any way, but it's not what's required for this.

AceofSpades19 02-14-2008 10:53 PM

Does it count if you are an admin of a sourceforge project?

jeremy 02-14-2008 10:55 PM

Project leaders are certainly along the lines of what we're looking for with this program.

--jeremy

AceofSpades19 02-14-2008 11:00 PM

Thanks for the quick response jeremy :)

kantijena 02-15-2008 12:31 AM

Hiee I am working in open source.....
 
Hiee Guys, this is kanti , i m working with a open source organization. We arew running our server and also desktop in Linux,Solaris,Suse,My Sql..etc.......We all are always go for open source ....And i can be reach on this mail id i.e. kanti@softwiretechnologies.com..

jlliagre 02-15-2008 07:28 AM

There is no mention to open source in your company's site, nor is there a download section or any mention to its participation in Open Source projects development.
I'm afraid you don't match what this thread is all about.

ManishSinha 02-26-2008 04:38 AM

I am a student at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India. Last semester I and 2 of my friends founded a Linux Users Group at the campus. We are doing out best to promote Linux and Free Software. Now since we have got a good team of dedicated people, we expect it to thrive and spread its wings far off.

My Name is "Manish Sinha" as Founder of LUG Manipal

LUG Manipal's site is http://www.lugmanipal.org or http://www.lugmanipal.com
the com domain just redirects to org one.
The wiki is http://wiki.lugmanipal.org
and Forum is
http://forums.lugmanipal.org

ochienged 02-27-2008 06:35 AM

coscomu
 
I have been a linux lover but had nothing to show for it until recently when a group of friends and i decided to form a community that will take open source to our community. We have not fully picked up but we have rgistered our dormain which you can visit "www.coscomu.org". Personaly, linux has been a handy tool which i underrated but i have come to learn what MS Windows can do, Linux can do umpteen times better. Configuring it is normally the challenge which can always be overcome.

deepak31_chd 03-03-2008 01:00 AM

Regarding LQ
 
Dear Jerremy,
I am interested in joining up with LQ. I am working with Eon Infotech ltd. which is working on Linux plateform and also in Linux Education.

Hoping i will add up some of my contribution to the open source society. Being a linux learner i will also looking forward to learn a lot from you.


Regards

Deepak Verma

fuelinux 03-23-2008 03:00 PM

guys, I think the idea behind jeremy's post is that if u coded some software (OS ofcourse), just let him know and he'll indicate this fact somehow along with ur nickname. Thus, we, users will be able to distinguish the answers and comments of "architects" from those of "outsiders".
I don't think this applies to the situation when u work at organization which runs *nix servers/desktops or theaches kids to use OS.
Correct me if I'm wrong. Cheers!

XavierP 03-23-2008 07:51 PM

Nope, that is absolutely correct. If you are, say, a Samba dev you will get a nice custom title. Or if you are part of Fedora or another project. Using the software at work, while being fantastic, doesn't get you a title.

prajakta0shimpi 04-01-2008 01:03 AM

I have always worked with service providers on linux platform.
On redhat suse ubuntu...... In India,mostly use opensource tool and novell products like groupwise Zenworks etc........

I am currently intrested to go for device driver programming.
Not many but there are still device compatibility issues also I would be glad if i wold be able to provide ways to use things like mobiles(data transfer n net connection) n MTNL USB connectons .....on linux

flouran 08-16-2008 11:45 AM

My Open Source Affiliation
 
Hi Guys,
I am affiliated with two Open Source projects. The first project I created was called "Univplatform" (quotes omitted). It is a simple Bourne shell script which, when executed, installs all of the programs necessary to allow a Debian/Linux computer to read and install Windows programs, mount HFS and HFS+ formatted volumes, LSB, Red Hat, Stampede, Slackware Packages, and most (if not all) of the media codecs out there. You can download this software from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/univplatform/. If you any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions, please email me at flouran@gmail.com.
The second project I created was "DMG Automounter for Linux" (quotes omitted). DMG Automounter is a Nautilus script that enables any distribution of Linux (with the GNOME desktop) to mount a Mac OS X .dmg file (but not install it, since that would require the Mac OS X APIs which are closed source). Although you cannot install a *.dmg file in Linux, you can mount it (and unmount it). Most websites "think" they have posted code that has this capability (but it doesn't work), and I have actually solved the problem by creating a nautilus script of my own that enables any distribution of Linux to mount a Mac OS X .dmg file (but not install it, since that would require the Mac OS X APIs, which are closed source). Feel free to download it from: http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Deskt...er-39815.shtml
See the installation notes in the README file in the folder labeled, DOCUMENTATION, which comes with the tar.gz package, for complete install instructions (and I believe that these install instructions are also on the website). Remember, it is under the GNU Public License. The installation notes are absolutely critical for this software to work! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reply to the post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-660978/ or email me at flouran@gmail.com.

Thanks,
flouran

steveh54 08-18-2008 09:00 AM

Open source
 
Hi,

I work for Vicidial Group. We are open source all the way.
www.vicidial.com

Baslingappa.Bhujang 08-20-2008 02:17 AM

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 am an employ of a company that works on open source project

Dan Angelescu 08-24-2008 03:02 AM

Hi jeremy,

My name is Angelescu Ovidiu and i am the RoFreeSBIE's project starter ( was the first Live DVD FreeBSD based ) http://rofreesbie.org .

All the best !

Gpl_Source 12-15-2009 10:41 PM

Hi, I just read the announce for this topic. I'm working for HP and I'm involved on Linux since 1998 using linux Slackware and now working with HP-UX and SCO.

Best regards,
Gpl_Source

Agon 12-16-2009 08:57 AM

hi Jeremy,


I have a couple toy projects hosted on SF.net, do those count? If they do, here are the URLs:

EZ Intranet Messenger
Kitsune Firefox Extension (or add-on page on Mozilla)


regards,
Agon

jeremy 12-16-2009 12:08 PM

Gpl_Source and Agon, please contact me offline; you both appear eligible for this. As an update, we now have almost 200 members participating in this program.

--jeremy

bulava 12-17-2009 03:12 AM

[QUOTE=jeremy;3018217]
Yes, am from the largest Open Source pushing, sponsoring and active development company on this planet but from the next financial year onwards (April) am going to start my own company :)

Thanks again for the invite.

bulava

carltm 12-19-2009 08:23 AM

I work as a consultant specializing in Open Source solutions. Most of
my clients are small to medium size businesses or public libraries.

It's a pleasure to show people how well OS programs work and then
compare the total costs (licensing, installation, training, upkeep)
of OS solutions to proprietary solutions.

Dmagick 12-21-2009 09:26 AM

I am a tier two Technical Support Specialist with Equinox Software, a primary proponent of Evergreen ILS, and much of our work is also based on Ubuntu and Debian, as well as PostgreSQL. Two other opensource packages are within our umbrella, but Evergreen is our main scope.

bpenna 03-15-2010 07:31 PM

Computer Technician
 
Sorry, my english conversation is very bad, i living in Brazil, South America and i am computer technician...
I work for home users and small offices, all time my clients use proprietary software, but in my home i use Gnu/Linux and promove it to my friends and my family, and of couse, my clients.
I not have new or modern machines, all my computers are old and descontinued, i have two machines P233mmx and one Athlon (PcChips) with Ubuntu 8.04 server, one old ECS notebook with Debian/Xfce, one PIII Coppermine with Kurumin (brazilian descontinued distro Debian based) and my principal as other Athlon ECS with Ubuntu 9.10, but i use Mandriva, D.S.L, Slax,etc.
All day i learn about Gnu/Linux and open source.

Drakeo 03-15-2010 08:56 PM

Well I am self taught and know how to fix it if it can be. 1999 I started selling Linux Boxes at my computer store. No money in free software that works. So I got out of it.
started with a commodore64 and just kept going.
I do hardware side of things. I have a bicycle shop now days right next to where it all started. well at least the first BIOS to the Blue Waters project, It will be the first system of its kind to sustain one petaflop that will come online next year.
not very smart with networking it was pretty boring stuff till it went VM.
love watching the first year student learning the kernel.

1mt 03-16-2010 09:15 AM

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 jeremy,

I'm founder of The 1 Million Tux Project. Is that enough to be reflected?

Best regards

Wolfram

jeremy 03-16-2010 10:41 AM

1mt, sure; please contact me offline.

--jeremy

raju.mopidevi 03-16-2010 11:09 AM

Nice idea you had implemented ! thanks.

catkin 03-16-2010 11:19 AM

I would rather be a "Senior Member" (with the possible interpretation "Old Dick" :)) ...

sukumar.s 05-18-2010 02:35 AM

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

I am not understand what is the LQ
can you please explain me this things with out minding me


Thanks in advance

TheIndependentAquarius 05-18-2010 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sukumar.s (Post 3972377)
I am not understand what is the LQ
can you please explain me this things with out minding me

Thanks in advance

Hello,

LQ means LinuxQuestions.org
Here Jeremy says that if you are a contributor to any open source project example "Kde", then a title like "Kde contributer" will appear under your user name here.

digsecurity 05-18-2010 03:22 AM

Hi,
I work for olpc(one laptop per child) project.

novroopaa01 05-26-2010 04:11 AM

I am not a member of any opensource project, also not an employee of an office that uses open source s/w. Am a undergrade student and using fedora as a beginer.

maneto 06-17-2010 09:46 AM

Hi, Jeremy
 
I've been told about getting you to know me.
XavierP sent me this thread link.

"I'm Neto, Linux User #490322 and Ubuntu User #28948.

I've recently joined Ubuntu Translation Team here in Brazil.
I'm an intern at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná and I work as a network administrator. We use Debian on servers and Ubuntu and Windows on clients."

I've put these words in my Member Intro.

cucolin@ 10-04-2010 01:28 PM

I'm the founder of ITProHelper.com. I offer Open Source solutions to small business and individuals in New York. I also offer Micro$oft because its hard to convince clients that Open Source software will do the job for their business or they are just brain washed by Micro$oft marketing.


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