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GNOME Journal quiere sacar un número dedicado a GNOME Hispano. Aparte de que
el contenido esté relacionado con GNOME Hispano de alguna manera, han sugerido
que el número sea bilingüe y creo que sería buena idea. Por el momento sólo
tenemos un par de artículos en inglés y os escribo para ver si podeis
colaborar en la traducción.

Para empezar, tenemos el siguiente entrevista de Paul Cutler a Federico Mena
Quintero. ¿Alguien puede encontrar un hueco para traducirlo?


   -- Juanjo Marin

PD: A lo mejor es buena idea que Federico de el visto bueno a la traducción

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Federico Mena Quintero <federico novell com>
Date: Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: GNOME Journal - Behind the Scenes Interview Request
To: Paul Cutler <pcutler gnome org>

On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 13:50 -0500, Paul Cutler wrote:

> Short Intro
>       * Age:

33, probably 34 by the time you publish this.

>       * Located in:

Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.  A coffee-growing region.

>       * Profession:

GNOME Hacker at Novell.

>       * Nickname on IRC:


>       * Homepage and blog:

Home page - http://www.gnome.org/~federico
Blog - http://www.gnome.org/~federico/news.html

>       * In what ways do you contribute to GNOME?

I've done many things.  In reverse chronological order, some things I

- Evolution for MeeGo.
- Our RANDR tools for multi-monitor support.
- Sabayon maintainership; stewarding of the Admin Tools project.
- Lots of GTK+ work, and GtkFileChooser.
- Lots of Nautilus work, mainly for Suse Linux Enterprise.
- Some Mozilla work to reduce memory consumption.
- Performance/profiling work in GNOME in general.
- Lots of around-the-desktop work in the earlier days.
- Have been a Foundation Board member a few times.
- Mentored in the Summer of Code a few times.
- Co-maintained the Evolution Calendar.
- Lots of early code in GNOME, the panel, and other grungy bits.

>       * How and when did you get involved in GNOME?

Miguel, Elliot and I started GNOME way back in 1997.  It's a well-known


I was maintaining the GIMP back then.  At some point I pulled out GTK+
as a stand-alone library, as it was shipped inside the GIMP originally.
That let people write apps with GTK+ easily, including the original code
for GNOME.

>       * What motivates/keeps you motivated to work on GNOME?

GNOME is good infrastructure, and it needs to be maintained and

Also, now that we are past the "build a free desktop" stage, I am very
excited that people are actually researching the deep usability
questions:  how do you help everyday people with their workflow?  Seeing
things like Zeitgeist and Gnome-shell just happen makes me double-plus

I am happy that GNOME continues to maintain a reliable piece of
infrastructure that you need and that is just "out there", like postfix
or bash, for anyone to use.

>       * What do you think is still badly missing in GNOME?

People who can discern horizontal problems, in the whole platform and
desktop, and who can also get enough time to solve them.  We *do* have
such people, but most of them are already hired by companies which,
sadly, eat all their time to work on more immediate things.

People who have enough energy and persistence to do a big/complex app
and do it really well.  We've been waiting like 15 years for a video
editor.  I am sure that it will happen, but it's just not there yet, at
least not like the GIMP and Inkscape are out there in people's minds, by
default, when thinking about photos and illustration.

>       * How much time do you usually spend on GNOME?

I guess there is a distinction between "pure GNOME" and "GNOME-ish stuff
for Novell".  I'd like to be able to say that I spend a good 40 hours a
week among both of those, but in reality it is much less.  I am an
easily-distracted monkey.

>       * Who are your favorite GNOME hackers? Why?

Oh, man, too many to list because there are people who are awesome all
over GNOME.

Let me recall a few.

Owen Taylor - for matching 100% the definition of Being Smart and
Getting Things Done.

Vincent Untz - he does everything, does it well, quietly, and

Alex Graveley - GNOME hacker emeritus - for being so goddamn creative.
I wish he'd stick around longer with his projects.

Behdad Esfahbod - what's not to like about him?

Aaron Bockover - he really knows what it takes to write a good app, goes
ahead and does it.

>       * Which book is on your bedside table?

On the easily-distracted monkey's table?  And they are not together;
more like lying around the house in various states of unfinishedness.

"A vision of a living world", by Christopher Alexander.  Volume 3 of
"The Nature of Order".  It's about designing neighborhoods, buildings,
and gardens using Alexander's method.

"Midnight's Children", by Salman Rushdie.  India's history since in its
independence in a very funny family novel.

"Permaculture designer's manual", by Bill Mollison.  How to create
sustainable human+animal+plant habitats.

"Off the books: the underground economy of the urban poor", by Sudhir
Venkatesh.  All the interesting interactions that let poor people get

"Diary of Virginia Woolf".  Hope to reach volume 6 at some point...

>       * Who or what in your life would you say influenced you most?

Probably my uncle Ricardo.  He subtly nudged me in the direction of
mathematics and computers.  He is the zen figure in my life.  He gave me
his old TRS-80, lent me tons of math and programming books, and has
always been an inexhaustible source of wisdom.

>       * How would you describe yourself?

Handsome, intelligent, funny, and modest.

>       * What do you get passionate about?  Any hobbies outside of
>         GNOME?

Traditional woodworking with hand tools.  There was amazing stuff being
done in the 18th century, and we have forgotten many techniques and

Gardening, especially vegetable gardening.  Homesteading - building a
self-sufficient house as far as possible.

Architecture that really works.

Photography, cooking, being an uxorious husband and proud father.

>       * If someone visits your country, which spot is a must-see?

Too many to list.  Mexico is a very interesting and varied country.  The
wikitravel page is very good, though, so go ahead and go crazy!

> What's your favorite:
>       * Personality?

Obsessive-compulsive, borderline neurotic.

Or did you mean an actual person with a name and ears?

>       * Phrase?

"Don't let the squirrels dress the cows as champignons" - my wife.

>       * Movie?

Again, too many to list.

>       * Food?

Anything cooked at our home!

>       * Place?

Our daughter's bedroom's play alcove.

>       * Text editor?


>       * Band?

Hesperion XXI or Rush.

>       * Song?

Rush's "Dreamline", probably.


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