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Jono Bacon Leaves Canonical For XPRIZE 62

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the so-long dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Jono Bacon, who has been Ubuntu Community Manager for Canonical for nearly eight years is moving on to join the XPRIZE Foundation (known for incentivizing solving major issues, such as the Google Lunar and Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZES) to be Senior Director of Community."
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Jono Bacon Leaves Canonical For XPRIZE

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  • Farewell (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 21, 2014 @10:08AM (#47055817)

    Jono is a face and voice of Ubuntu I've always respected. During my years with Linux, I've been an on-again/off-again Ubuntu user, but despite that I still enjoyed his Q&A sessions and the way he carried himself on G+ and the like. He just seemed human.

    While I am undoubtedly quite sad to see Jono leave, the nature of the position he's moving towards sounds like a great fit. Best wishes, Jono!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    No doubt "Mr. Community" got tired of defending the massively unpopular decisions by Canonical (Mir and Unity) and working for a spacey control freak.

    • by johnsie (1158363)
      He was kind of like the guy at the call center who gets all the abuse for the bad decisions of a company. If you critcize Ubuntu on Ubuntuforums you will get banned pretty quickly, but on those Q&A sessions it was alot harder for them to silence the critics.
  • Sad to see him leave Ubuntu, but XPRIZE will no doubt benefit. He's always seemed to be a great motivator for a community, and a level headed guy that can balance the conflicting interests and passions. I think Ubuntu has improved from his participation, but he has been there awhile (especially in tech). Maybe some new blood could also help Ubuntu.

    Here's to seeing good things from Jono at XPRIZE.

  • Eight years is a long time in tech. Jono has done much for the Ubuntu community. As an open source supporter and Ubuntu user, I will miss his contributions and thank him for his excellent work. He's a great motivator and an interesting author with much to contribute. No doubt he will do well for XPRIZE.

  • My big hunk of manflesh is leaving Canonical for greener pasture? I'm shattered.

    Not really, no.

  • He used Windows for all his videocasts because Ubuntu doesn't cut it when it comes to multimedia.
  • I am a Ubuntu fan. Jono has been ethusiastic on G+ and I've been enjoying to see his posts. I wish the next community manager would be just like him. Best wishes for the future to both Ubuntu and Jono.
  • Bring back LUG RADIO!
    • Sorry, I wish we could, but you should check out Bad Voltage (www.badvoltage.org)
    • As part of the original Lug Radio crew and the only one not to do any sort of media since I think I'm in a position to answer this one a bit. LugRadio was of a time. A time before the term Podcasting existed. It was part of the democratization of the media along with blogging etc that has led us to a position where anybody can really be 'internet famous' for 15 minutes. These days everyone is a broadcaster using their social media reach to share their opinions with the world. We all became the media an

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