After what have been 3 fruitful years of focusing on building a simple, usable and beautiful media center it is time for me to move on. I am thrilled to have the unique opportunity to join Canonical's OEM team and have the chance to influence the spread of Ubuntu and free software on a big scale. I started my journey in open source as a Debian user for its solid free software policy and impressive packaging system. Along the way I was tempted by more elitists Linux distributions (such as Gentoo) but something was always missing, something that at the time was a frustration not so much for me but for the potential success of free software on a global scale: ease of use. Discovering Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog 5 years ago was a revelation: "At last someone got it right!". At least in principle. Since then, bug reporting, bug triaging, advocating in my local community, helping out friends with their use and understanding of free software became second nature.

Now, I will be contributing to making Ubuntu installed and fully functional on various hardware therefore giving more and more fair choices to end users. And to make it even more enjoyable, I will be doing so from the beautiful city of Prague.


Thank you Ubuntu, thank you Canonical.