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Jono Bacon Leaves Canonical For XPRIZE

Unknown Lamer posted about 3 months ago | from the so-long dept.

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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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fuck you Jono. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47055741)

bacon, because you are a fucking PIG! needless to say, you vicious imbecile and corporate cocksucker!

Re:fuck you Jono. (5, Insightful)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47056369)

Thanks for the flowers.

Re:fsck you Jono. (3, Informative)

evilandi (2800) | about 3 months ago | (#47056625)

As plugs for your new book go, that was beyond subtle.

Good luck matey. And don't forget us coders back in Blighty's Midlands that you left behind for a new life in... ooh, look, it's actually not raining outside! What were we talking about again?

(Jono's new book is called "Dealing with Disrespect" and is available wherever your search engine takes you. No, I'm not affiliated.)

Re:fsck you Jono. (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47056689)

Many thanks, Andrew!

Re:fsck you Jono. (1)

dmbasso (1052166) | about 3 months ago | (#47056695)

Does he argue for something different than 'don't feed the trolls'?

Re:fsck you Jono. (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47056775)

Does he argue for something different than 'don't feed the trolls'?

It is more subtle; it is more about putting all communication in context so the unconstructive content doesn't cause as much damage, and you can pull out the best bits of feedback to improve as a person.

Re:fsck you Jono. (1)

dmbasso (1052166) | about 3 months ago | (#47056865)

I see. But I asked because the root of this thread doesn't have any constructive content... therefore you should have just ignored it, IMHO.

Re:fsck you Jono. (1)

evilandi (2800) | about 3 months ago | (#47056921)

Yeah, but then nobody would've had an excuse to plug his book. QED.

Re:fuck you Jono. (1)

donscarletti (569232) | about 3 months ago | (#47056917)

Even though you have a book about dealing with being flamed, but it would be way more enjoyable for Slashdot readers if they could just enjoy the "Slashdot experience" and just write trash about you without having to worry about you reading it.

I'm not really familiar enough with you to be able to libel you, but I'm sure there are at least some folks who would be enjoying themselves far more if they hadn't seen your name in the comments section. It has a chilling effect on discussion.

Re:fuck you Jono. (1)

donscarletti (569232) | about 3 months ago | (#47057935)

Oh, PS:

The content of this communication clearly demonstrates lack of approval, but is still very unspecific about what they dislike about my record. The tone is quite rude and disrespectful, and the context appears to be passive (not the result of an argument, for example). Given the tone and the fact I don't know the person and they are outside of my target audience, I would ignore this. It is trolling...don't engage, just ignore and enjoy your life. Let's file this in disagreeable; it is quite rude and disparaging, but it is not abusive or threatening. [Bacon 2014]

Re:fuck you Jono. (1)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | about 3 months ago | (#47057699)

Keep communitizing the communities with community-based tools, Jono!

Singapore Style Caning for corporate whore Bacon (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47058959)

Jono, you are the fucking scumbag who called RMS a "child" for having a problem with spyware in Ubuntu. You richly deserve nothing more than a Singapore Style Caning.

Re:Singapore Style Caning for corporate whore Baco (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060727)

Love the logic. I am terrible for calling RMS "childish" and then apologizing two days later, but your behavior is perfectly reasonable and justified for calling me a "fucking scumbug" who deserves a caning. Love it.

Re:fuck you Jono. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47059011)

"community manager" is so not even a real job in any sense of real employment. it is a bad joke. they usually just let some useless woman flail at it, like that god forsaken idiot who is community manager of google+ natalie lobos, malignant moron and venomous cunt.

Re:fuck you Jono. (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060737)

Delightful.

Re:fuck you Jono. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47059257)

You made the opening post and put "Re:" in the subject just to make it look like you were actually replying to someone. Then got a buddy to follow up with a plug for your book.

Re:fuck you Jono. (1)

Stephen Parkes (3662939) | about 3 months ago | (#47064071)

I'm so old I can remember when Jono didn't sign in to \. under his real name. But then again I'm so old I can't remember the password to my sparkes account on here.

The bacons back! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47055763)

More importantly, when is he gonna make a sequel to Footloose?

Re:The bacons back! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47055793)

that's be once he frees my FOOT FROM HIS ASS!

Re:The bacons back! (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060743)

To be fair, your foot tickles.

solving major issues (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47055809)

such as the Google Lunar and Qualcomm Tricorder???????????????

Those are trivial hobbies for autistic anti-social neckbeards.

You want to solve major issues? How about charting a course for the human race for the next 50 years? Energy, food and what social model(s) we'll need for the new low-energy no-growth future?

Re:solving major issues (1)

BlackPignouf (1017012) | about 3 months ago | (#47056821)

My kingdom for a mod point!

Re:solving major issues (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060791)

I agree we need a long term vision, such as this video "The World in 2050" by XPRIZE founder, Peter Diamandis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]

Farewell (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#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!

Re:Farewell (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47057179)

Bacon is a scumtroll and close associate/buddy of the anti-FSF marketing shill/astroturfer and infamous concern troll David "Lefty" Schlesinger (paid by the ACCESS corporation to sit on the gnome foundation board and troll and livel RMS) ; who RMS called "a troll like enemy of Free Software". Schlesinger stirs up feminist concerns in Open Source Development while trying dodge his own long history of harassing and stalking women.

Re:Farewell (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47057289)

libel, not livel....oy

Re:Farewell (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060819)

What a powerful, and well reasoned argument.

Not Surprised (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47056027)

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

Re:Not Surprised (2)

johnsie (1158363) | about 3 months ago | (#47057649)

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.

XPRIZE's Gain is Ubuntu's Loss (1)

Krondor (306666) | about 3 months ago | (#47056173)

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.

LugRadio Live (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47056175)

This is obviously a clever viral marketing stunt in order to announce LugRadio Live 2014.

Re:LugRadio Live (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060877)

Never! ;-)

Best of luck. (1)

benmhall (9092) | about 3 months ago | (#47056511)

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.

Goodbye douchebag! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47056883)

Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you!

Re:Goodbye douchebag! (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060633)

How lovely. :-)

My big hunk ... (1)

Etyenne (4915) | about 3 months ago | (#47057459)

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

Not really, no.

He used Windows for his videocasts (2)

johnsie (1158363) | about 3 months ago | (#47057581)

He used Windows for all his videocasts because Ubuntu doesn't cut it when it comes to multimedia.

Re:He used Windows for his videocasts (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060641)

Yep, I used to use Windows to do videocasts. And?

Fleeing the sinking ship that is Cannonical (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47057751)

He's got the insider information that Shuttleworth is going to pull the plug on Ubuntu. The writing was on the wall when the Ubuntu smartphone failed to meet its funding goal.

Re:Fleeing the sinking ship that is Cannonical (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060887)

Yep, you got me. What a mind reader.

Re:Fleeing the sinking ship that is Cannonical (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47061503)

Other people that left Canonical have said that they went to more sustainable employment. So why not?

Who would be the next for Ubuntu? (1)

Kevin Hu (3553411) | about 3 months ago | (#47058473)

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.

jono is a childish and malignant troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47058925)

Jono is the fucking scumbag who called RMS a "child" for having a problem with spyware in Ubuntu.

Re:jono is a childish and malignant troll (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060845)

...and then apologized two days later. It turns out, some people are human and make mistakes. I am human, I make mistakes, but I apologize for them. At least I don't call people a "fucking scumbag". The irony is strong in this one.

Re:jono is a childish and malignant troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47061725)

You, Jono Bacon, are an enemy of Free Software. that clear enough for you, dear?

Re:jono is a childish and malignant troll (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47063519)

I am not an enemy of Free Software; you may disagree with Ubuntu or my work, but you don't speak for everyone. Let's keep things civil: we are all people.

Re:jono is a childish and malignant troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47063891)

He speaks for most of /., dude. You are a slimy troll and marketing hitman for Shuttleworth's now failing attempt to replace Free Software with corporate friendly, freedom and privacy destroying substitutes.

Re:jono is a childish and malignant troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47063919)

Bernie Madoff, the Koch Bros., and John Wayne Gacy are or were all "people" as well, you sickening simpleton.

Mr. Bacon, Please (1)

FrankDrebin (238464) | about 3 months ago | (#47060125)

Bring back LUG RADIO!

Re:Mr. Bacon, Please (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060755)

Sorry, I wish we could, but you should check out Bad Voltage (www.badvoltage.org)

Re:Mr. Bacon, Please (1)

Stephen Parkes (3662939) | about 3 months ago | (#47064131)

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 and that's seen no where more than on 24 hour news channels that pretty much rely on our social media output to fill the gaps in breaking news for right or wrong. I guess the takeaway from that whole experience is if you want to see something like LugRadio then make something like LugRadio. Start broadcasting your opinions and thoughts in a more structured way. Grab a couple of mates and do a podcast or a vlog and grow something of your own. It's been said time and time again that it was the community that made LugRadio and the presenters are a tiny minority in that. I remember when the Scottish lads did their show and I was almost in tears because it was so cool I'd inspired people I really liked to do something similar and from then on everytime the community did something new I had a really strong emotional response to it. So if you are truely jonesing for a LugRadio return then create something that fills that void in your life and hope that it gathers a small community of like minded people so you can experience.

The community will be better off (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47060337)

Community died over the last couple years Jono was running things... This will be good for the community.

Re:The community will be better off (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47060777)

I community didn't die; we focused on new areas and saw significant growth such as in app developers and cloud. Some parts of our traditional community has indeed seen some lower participation as we have focused on these new areas that needed spinning up. I don't believe it is fair to characterize this as the overall community dying though.

Re:The community will be better off (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47061467)

"Some parts of our traditional community has indeed seen some lower participation as we have focused on these new areas that needed spinning up."

Really? How many people attend vUDS then attended it in years back? There has definitely been a decline there. Lower participation because you pulled the rug from underneath your long time core contributors and ended things like face to face UDS events because you wanted to save money.

Ubuntu is better off... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47061455)

What exactly has Jono done in the years he was with Ubuntu? Did he write any code? Does he have any numbers to show any of his actual successes? All I saw him do was weekly Q+A's where he used Ubuntu Social Media to pimp himself and build his following. The community is actually smaller today then it has been in previous years.

Also he always defended Mark Shuttleworth when he would insult the open source world and was really good at ridiculing contributors who said anything negative about Canonical.

get a real job, Jono (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47061847)

Jono Bacon and David "Lefty" Schlesinger are the closest of friends, and are determined Enemies of Free Software. They suck the Corporate Satan Cock, and then these little Piggies Squeal for More.

marketing scum, nothing more or less. Gnu-Linux never needed marketing scum until the marketing scum demanded a seat at the table.

Re:get a real job, Jono (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47063503)

Dad?

Re:get a real job, Jono (1)

Jono Bacon (3662007) | about 3 months ago | (#47063515)

Being serious for a second though, I am sorry you feel I am an enemy of Free Software. I have devoted my life to furthering Free Software across various projects, but the key point here is that there is room for everyone. If you have ethical issues with Ubuntu, there are plenty of other distros available. What doesn't help anyone is this personalized and aggressive tone and language; let's not forget we are all people. Also, as a side note, I barely know Lefty and haven't seen him for probably four years, and even then it was a five minute chat at GUADEC. You are seeing conspiracy and subterfuge where none exists.

liar (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47063867)

bullshit. page after page of blog entries still exist with you and Lefty chumming, slamming RMS and cheerleading for the corporate control of Free Software and its transformation into a controlled and contaminated version which breaks with the ethics of the FSF entirely.

Re:liar (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47064145)

christ, you mendacity! you are as of this moment still on Schlesinger's FB friends list!

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