Transition tracker

Friday was my last day at Collabora, the awesome Open Source consultancy in Cambridge. I’d been there more than three years, and it was time for a change.

As luck would have it, that change came in the form of a job offer 3 months ago from my long-time friend in Open Source, Miguel de Icaza. Monday morning, I fly out to Xamarin’s main office in Boston, for just over a week of induction and face time with my new co workers, as I take on the title of Release Engineer.

My job is to make sure Mono on Linux is a first-class citizen, rather than the best-effort it’s been since Xamarin was formed from the ashes of the Attachmate/Novell deal. I’m thrilled to work full-time on what I do already as community work – including making Mono great on Debian/Ubuntu – and hope to form new links with the packer communities in other major distributions. And I’m delighted that Xamarin has chosen to put its money where its mouth is and fund continued Open Source development surrounding Mono.

If you’re in the Boston area next week or the week after, ping me via the usual methods!

7 Responses to “Transition tracker”

  1. _Awesome dude!_

  2. Congratulations to you, and thanks to Xamarin – good news.

  3. Excellent news! Your mono work in debian is very much appreciated!

  4. Excellent!

  5. Congrats,

    Any chance your work will include bringing some of Xamarins commercial offering (like Xamarin for android) to linix?

  6. Jo,

    Could not be happier. These are truly good news. I had been a little worried about Mono on Linux. Yet, your work on Debian packaging, etc. has always been 1st rate and very much appreciated.

    In fact, I started using Deb as opposed to SUSE because of your efforts.

    Thank you and best of luck to you. Xamarin, the Mono team and all of us are winners now. šŸ™‚


  7. Wow, high praise from Paco!

    I started hanging out on #debian-cli because of your efforts. Or maybe it was meebey’s efforts. Perhaps both, but at least some of yours. šŸ˜‰

    Hearts and rainbows and unicorns with really big horns!

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