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I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I have
started working for Canonical, the folks who distribute Ubuntu Linux
and develop the Launchpad service for distributed open source
I'm quite excited to be working for Canonical. They are a Python and
Zope shop, very open source friendly, and based on Linux, so I'm
working in an environment that's both familiar and fun. They're also
a distributed company, without traditional offices, but with many
folks working all over the world. They're also hiring <wink, wink>. :)
While this is good for Barry (and hopefully good for Canonical :), I
know you're thinking, "what does this mean for Mailman?" Well, I'm
glad you asked!
Part of my official duties will be to integrate Mailman with
Launchpad so as to enable more powerful communication patterns among
members of a distributed development team. While I won't be
spending /all/ of my time on Mailman, it will be getting some
official love. I hope that this will help move the current
development branch closer to a release some time later this year.
Other than that, not much will really change. Mailman is and will
always be released under the GPL, and it will continue to be a GNU
If you have any questions or concerns, please send them directly to
me. I will attempt to answer them as best I can, and if there are
common themes, I'll post updates here.
Thanks for your support and keep on delivering with Mailman!
Here are some related links:
http://www.canonical.com http://www.ubuntu.com http://launchpad.net
P.S. I'll be at PyCon this year so if you're coming too, please say hi!