“Zimmerman happily helped a hapless journo (me) in IRC no less,
when I first started to write about Ubuntu back in 2005. Ubuntu
didn’t have real PR at the time, but Zimmerman was there as CTO
answering my questions without a PR/marketing filter with
exceptional clarity. Last year (even with Ubuntu having real PR), I
had lunch with Zimmerman in Boston, where we chatted about Unity
and the future of Ubuntu.
“Zimmerman is now leaving Ubuntu.
“I for one am sad to see him go. Zimmerman has helped to lead
Ubuntu’s platform engineering efforts since the project’s
inception. He has been the voice of technical reason that has kept
the project on track and delivering on its regular and predictable