On this issue of people of openSUSE, you can read about our friendly SUSE community manager, Jos Poortvliet. Read about his job at the SUSE, what he does in openSUSE, his personal opinion of Free Software, openSUSE and more!
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|Nickname:||anaumov (as nickname on IRC), Ute11ok|
|Motto:||“be free like… freedom”|
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Please introduce yourself!
My name is Per Jessen, I’m 46 and I live in Switzerland with my wife and son. I’m Danish and I grew up in Denmark, but left about 20 years ago and have since lived and worked in a number of European countries. Professionally I’m a software engineer, and have spent most of my career working on or with IBM mainframes. I’ve been running my own business since 2004. (more…)
People of openSUSE
Your Full Name: Andrew Wafaa
IRC Nick: FunkyPenguin, FunkyPenguin_mob
Favorite Season: Whichever one my favorite team wins.
Personal: Be true to yourself and learn from your mistakes
For openSUSE: Green the original distro colour, accept no imitations
Please Introduce Yourself:
Professionally I’m a Solutions Architect mainly dealing with SLES for one of the big service providers. Â The title is all grand but I basically pen push now and do a load of documentation which is really boring. Â Thankfully openSUSE is there to keep me alive and interested in life ;-)
Every openSUSE user, that tuned graphic, used SaX2. The xorg.conf created with SaX2 has this line:
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer , 2005
Of course the sax2 is the best known, or better to say the most popular part of his work, but there is much more. The most recent project is KIWI that allows relative painless creation of distribution images (CD, DVD, USB memory stick, … ), and the KIWI is what powers up the SUSE Studio, powerfull and easy to use image creation service.
Lars Mueller is one of Samba developers.
I have limited need for Samba which is the most often used way to connect Windows and Linux networked computers, so I couldn’t miss openSUSE wiki article. Wiki can edit anybody, so check who are the authors is part of routine, and I looked at Lmuelle.
He has universal views on Linux and openSUSE, and as you going to see, you can agree with many of them.
Jan is one of silent community members that is active in kernel packaging and development area. Thanks to him openSUSE users have had chance to try stable real time kernel (RT kernel). He doesn’t take time to chat very often, but if you have problem and it is kernel related there is a great chance that you will have his attention, specially if you post your question to opensuse-kernel mail list.
Jan mentioned that openSUSE 11.1 users don’t have RT kernel due to difficulties with 2.6.27 that prevented it to be ready by release date, but he provided alternatives 2.6.25-RT and 2.6.29-RT that can be found in either of his repositories.
Jean-Daniel Dodin is openSUSE member since the very beginning. He is the first sysop of http://fr.opensuse.org and in general very active openSUSE and Linux advocate, both on and off line. The most recent of his numerous projects is attempt to revive the Linux Documentation Project which was sinking in a lethargy for quite some time before he appeared started reorganization, energizing people.
Sascha is active in many areas of openSUSE (Marketing, Feature Screening and using Build service for his projects), but he is particularly active in openSUSE Weekly News. More than 1300 articles translated and edited since October 2008th is quite some effort. That alone is deserving attention, but he didn’t stopped there and recently he started a new initiative in cooperation with Radiotux. The plan is to prepare digest of openSUSE Weekly News in German. More about that you can read in his Radiotux blog (it is German) and even more in his Lizards blog