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Martin Pool

congratulations, Jelmer

I’m enormously pleased to announce that Jelmer Vernooij will be joining the bzr team at Canonical on a full-time basis from January next year, replacing Robert Collins (who recently became Launchpad’s technical architect). Jelmer has contributed to Bazaar over many years including driving the svn and git foreign branch plugins and the bzr-rewrite plugin.

Jelmer already works at Canonical on the Launchpad team, and has recently been involved with the recipe builds feature that automatically assembles deb packages from the contents of upstream branches. We will very likely look to hire someone to replace Jelmer on the Launchpad team, through the Canonical jobs page.

I got a lot of very good applications from the bzr community and beyond, and I just wish I could work full time with more of you. Thanks to everyone who did apply.

Martin Pool

want to work on Bazaar?

I’ve worked with Robert Collins for the last 5 years or so at Canonical, and it’s been a real pleasure. Now Robert’s moving on to a great new rôle at Canonical, as technical architect of Launchpad. I can’t think of a better job for him, or a better person for the role, and it’s already paying off through Launchpad becoming faster (shorter page timeouts and hitting them less often) and I think more fun to work on. (See also his stump speech.)

Now we’re looking for a very good software engineer to join the Bazaar team at Canonical, working both on the core tool itself and on how it’s used by Ubuntu developers. We would love to get more applications from people with packaging or distro experience. I want to work with someone who’s very driven, who’ll reach out to their users and not wait to be told what to do, someone who knows the whole environment we work in, and someone who cares about doing good things.