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An Interview With Mako

Oct 19, 2009, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"3. When did you become involved in the forums (or the Ubuntu community)? What’s your role there?

"I was part of the founding members of the Ubuntu team back when Canonical was called “No-Name-Yet.com” and when the team was called “The Warthogs.” I was Ubuntu’s first community managers, I think its safe to say — things were more complicated back then and we didn’t really have job descriptions.

"Unlike Jono Bacon, who was hired right after I left, I wrote code and did some technical package work. That said, my core responsibility was growing the Ubuntu community during the first year. That certainly happened, although I doubt I deserve too much credit!

"I did a community related stuff including handling the distribution of all those millions of CDs that were sent out for free (I wrote the first version of ShipIt). I also wrote the Code of Conduct, designed most of the Ubuntu governance systems, and lots more! Early on, I even got to send out the first announcement of Ubuntu when our first beta version was ready! That was pretty exciting and a huge honor given all that has happened!"

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