Daniel Nicoletti Interview
Jayson Rowe <jayson.rowe <at> gmail.com>
2013-04-02 12:34:05 GMT
Attached is the first draft of my interview with Daniel. It was suggested after the last round of interviews to do follow ups, conversation style after the initial questions were answered. Daniel and I were on Google Talk last night, and neither of us could come up with anything else right off, so we decided to send this first draft to the list and see if any of you have ideas for additional questions based off of his answers here.
Daniel Nicoletti Interview:
Q: Could you start by telling us a little about yourself?
A: I find this self-questions the hardest to answer, but well I'm 27 years old,
married, had twins but, sadly one died in a tragic car accident 2 years ago,
I'm also a Christian, I studied Computer Science here in Brazil on a
university of my church, it's actually funny because I actually studied
my whole life in this institution. I like sports mostly swimming and cycling,
I like to play football but I hate spend time watching it. I also like cars
quite a lot, I dream with the day I'll be able to buy an used BMW :P
People I know normally makes jokes telling me how Windows or some computer
stuff is good, just to get me started preaching how those things suck...
Q: Where do you get your paycheck?
A: I work for a company called Indra that has a software to manage ADSL clients,
and some portals for it, so it's mostly a support work making sure a
bunch of pieces
are working well together. I staying on the client (Telefonica) which is
a 20 minute walking (something great in a city like São Paulo).
Q: What do you do for KDE?
A: A bunch of stuff, I have some problems to stay with a single thing,
right now I think I have a project overflow issue... back to the question,
the projects that take more of my time are Apper, print-manager, colord-kde,
and the list might grow once I find some free time, there is also
PhotoBook, sessionk... and some other non-KDE projects too...
Q: How did you get started contributing to KDE?
A: My first KDE contribution was around 2007 when I was
writing an application to my conclusion thesis, the
app was called doka and was supposed to accelerate
downloads, at that time a download accelerator was very
important to me because I used to download lots of
Linux CDs, the patch was then to let the http kio set
the end range of what would it get, I dunno if KGet
ever make use of it (at that time it simply closed the
connection on end). I stopped developing doka as
KGet was doing pretty much what I needed.
Q: How much time do you spend working on KDE?
A: It depends a lot on what I have to do on my work,
since a support job not always require you doing
stuff sometimes I can spend the whole day,
sometimes I can't do nothing :P
Q: What keeps you motivated?
A: As Linus once said "free software is all about selfishness",
so I also think my motivation is my own needs, once I find
something is missing or broken I want to fill this gap,
I have a bunch of apps that I miss but sadly I don't have time,
and to delegate a task you need people that not only
share your frustrations but also that knows how to code...
Q: What are some of your future goals for your involvement with KDE?
A: Make more and more projects to have the best DE ever,
there are several apps that I find that are good or sometimes
not so much but that doesn't fit well my needs, most of the
changes I want to do are too intrusive and from past experience
showed big changes are too hard to do, so I somehow feel it's
easier to just start yet another...
Q: What are some of your hobbies and intrests outside of KDE?
A: hmm well I'm trying to build a company but I'm not finding
much motivation these days, I have lots of stuff done
but also a lot is missing and the result is not immediate...
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