Introducing the author

I’m Pasi Lallinaho, also known as knome in IRC and various other places. I’m a 28-year old husband and entrepreneur from Helsinki, Finland.

My company Digitoucan provides services on graphic design, web and content consultancy. I’m a self-taught professional, and I’ve worked within the business for over 10 years.

My formal profession is bachelor of social services.

My work with open source

In 2006, I both converted to Linux-only desktops and started contributing to open source. My first contributions were user support and marketing work with the Rokymotion marketing team in the Amarok project, where I contributed for about two years.

In 2008, I started contributing to Xubuntu. I was nominated as the Marketing Lead in September 2008 and I held the position until April 2010.

During the years, I’ve worked with the Xubuntu team in various of ways. You can see a brief list of major tasks I’ve worked on for Xubuntu in the Ubuntu wiki.

In 2009, I was granted the official Ubuntu member status.

In 2010, I founded the Shimmer Project with Steve Dodier. The Shimmer Project still contributes artwork for Xubuntu, but has since gathered a much wider audience. Maintained projects include the Albatross, Bluebird and Greybird desktop suites and the Shimmer layout, extension and modification for gmusicbrowser.

In 2011, I was elected as the new Xubuntu Project Lead. The overview of my plans for the (then) near future with some kind words of support can be found at my 2011 nomination wikipage.

In 2012, I started published some WordPress plugins I’ve been building during the years for open source projects as well as some of my clients. I plan to keep giving back to the community in the future, too.

In 2013, my Xubuntu Project Lead term was extended. For completeness and another set of plans and kind words, see my 2013 nomination wikipage.

In 2014, my extended Xubuntu Project Lead term ended with the 14.04 LTS release. After taking a 6-month break from leadership tasks, I was nominated the Xubuntu Website Lead.

Be in touch

For open source related and general messages:

Email
pasi@shimmerproject.org
IRC
knome at Freenode on #xubuntu-devel, #shimmer
Launchpad
~knome

Commercial job opportunities and inquiries should be sent to pasi@digitoucan.fi.