Papercutter Profile: Marcus Carlson
Getting patches upstream and fixes out to users continues to be an area that we’re continuing to focus on. (See Operation Cleansweep) However there are plenty of people out there rocking things whom you might have never heard of doing the right thing day in and day out. Like Marcus Carlson:
Marcus has been working on the 100 Papercuts project on a piece of software called Nautilus, which is the default file manager for Ubuntu. Marcus is not only fixing the papercuts, but he’s doing the due diligence of making sure the patch and bug are filed upstream and committed by working with the upstream maintainers.
How is he doing this? Well, he’s Just Doing It, fixing them and sending the patches to the corresponding bug report in the upstream GNOME Bugzilla. So I asked Nautilus developer Cosimo Cecchi on how this is working out for him:
"I’d like to say a big thanks to Marcus Carlson for all the efforts he’s been devoting to improve Nautilus’ quality by sending patches and cleaning up our bugzilla. I feel this kind of behavior is great, and productive in building an awesome community around a project."
So a big thanks to Marcus for his work on making GNOME and Ubuntu better and to Cosimo’s work reviewing the patches.
If you have a passion for being the bridge between users and upstreams and need a place to start then I encourage you to find a papercut and rock it!