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Postby npap on Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:46 am

Hello, Saluton!

Who is Clem, the fellow who tirelessly reads hundreds of posts and answers to all of our questions, every day, and hour? And all that in his spare time.
Let credit be given to whom credit is due.

Anonymity, some times, allows each one to create a 'virtual' image of the person in case.
So I feel the obligation to make known to my fellow Minties what I have discovered about Clem, and pay tribute to the person who has given and is
giving so much to the Linux community.

I hope that Mr. Lefebvre will tolerate my intrusion to his personality traits.
So I am posting below a link to his works and his achievements:

http://www.linuxforums.org/bio/author/Clement+Lefebvre/

Congratulations Mr. Lefebvre


PS. As the Mint community is growing very fast, I am afraid that Clement will not be able to respond to every post, as he has done in the past.
Therefore, we must tolerate his absence and his inability to continue adding his personal touch at times.


EDIT I forgot to mention that Clement is also the founder of République Démocratique d'Ydémos, in French; a virtual micronation, with a fantastic Forum.
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Postby clem on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:11 am

Well.. I see you've done some investigation :) Among other things I write articles for linuxforums.org (although it has been a while now since the last one.. Linux Mint is keeping me busy).

The more I reviewed other distributions the more I started to get ideas of my own on how a distribution could be. Also I used to be close to the FSF movement and progressively changed my stance to a more pragmatic approach ("OpenSource?"). You can still note in some of my reviews that I gave bad points to distributions which included proprietary or patented technologies... and recently realized that the freedom was in the choice of using them and not in the software license itself. I also realized that I couldn't apply standards to distributions if I wasn't going to apply them for myself (criticizing the fact that mp3 support comes by default and yet add it myself because I needed it and didn't have the courage to ditch my collection of mp3) :lol:

the truth is, if Linux Mint was a year older and I was about to review Bea last year.. I would probably have hated it :)

But anyway that's just my own progression and philosophical evolution. The more you think about something the more you're likely to change opinion I suppose. If you are to read these reviews (they're a bit old now so I don't know if it's very interesting) keep that fact in mind, because if I was to rewrite them now they would be different in that regard.

Ahh.. anyway.. :)
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Postby kenetics on Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:40 am

Clem never sleeps. :lol:

Why do places like Distro Watch show Mint as based in Ireland?

npap, do you know Clem and Scorp outside of this forum?

Final question! What does "npap" mean?

If you don't care to answer these questions, I will understand!

Myself: I am recently retired, 63, and new to Linux, although I have been around computers since the dawn of the pc (had a TRS-80 model I). I loved those old Scott Adams text adventure games - which are still available for download (just "Say YOHO"). I am mainly a hardware person although I have written some large Excel VB programs. I like to build my own computers and I have taken some web design classes. I like to take long walks on the beach... (Oh well, you get the picture) :lol: BS in Engineering Technology.

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Postby AlsaPhil on Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:15 am

Respect Monsieur Lefebvre et chapeau bas :D I like your mentality :D

But I did my international investigations a few weeks sooner than npap :!: My job learned me discretion though :lol: :lol: :lol:
From Bulgaria, Tunisia and now Bosnia where I am just now, everybody knows about and speaks of Monsieur Lefebvre :lol:

Here, on this forum, everybody knows that npap is searching Bianca in every topic... but pls hush... she's just drinking a coffee in Sarajevo waiting for me 8) 8)

PS - I am 55, MBA, senior advisor for development and intern. marketing, working as a team leader on several EU programs in several countries. In this job, I learned that "big brother" is really watching you... so I decided to divorce from MS'Bill definitely :lol: :lol: :lol:

I will ever stay a newbie and feel very good in this minty community.

Why AlsaPhil? The answer is soooooo easy to find :wink:

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Postby manishk on Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:39 pm

Well, I have been wondering about this for a long time now- does clem have more than 24 hours in his day?? Earlier you had once posted the whole story about the birth of Linux Mint...I just cant believe that you do all this in your 'spare' time.

Whatever it is, I'll be ever grateful to you for giving us Linux Mint. Thank you.


About Me:
I am a student of engineering (electronics). First used a comp in the days of MS-DOs and Win 3.1...first used Linux (it was Ubuntu) in '05 and in love with it and the open source philosophy since then.

Well manishk beacuse Manish is my name.

And AlsaPhil, call me dumb but I dint get it, why 'Alsa'Phil?
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Postby AlsaPhil on Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:59 pm

Hey Manishk, I am really disappointed that Alsace (a very nice region in the eastern part of France) is unknown in India :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ok :wink: and Alsa is a sound soft too and I love music :lol:

And my flag? That's really easy :lol: :lol: :lol:
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WHO IS?

Postby npap on Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:16 pm

OK. Let me see if I can answer some questions about myself :)

To Clem:
As they say, we live and learn. The more one learns the more he doubts himself, Socrates was the first fellow to admit that. He said: quote,

"One thing I know that I know nothing".
It is a fact that educated people avoid talking about themselves, most of the time. So others have to do the talking for them.
Thank You for giving us Linux Mint.


To Ken: You remember the guy who had a restaurant (Louis) in Tampa Bay?
Well, I'm related to him :lol:
As to the question about Clem and Scorp, I met them the other night in the masquerade party, for the first time.
I hope you enjoy your retirement, I know I do mine somehow. But please don't call me a senior. I hate to be reminded all the time.
I wish you and your family, health above all. May you live long enough to bankrupt the S.S. system. :lol:

To Philippe: Nice name. Sounds Greek ( Philippos in Greek). It means a guy who loves the 'Hippodrome' :) You know. That's where they train to run after Biancas :lol:
He was Alexander's father, BTW.
As for Bianca, please let her come back to me. I miss her.

Now, A little about me.
I stopped growing older since Jack Benny :lol:
He was always over 39. But I am a little older myself. My hobbies : the PC,
taking long walks every day, and sipping on a glass of Mint Julep at times. :)
BTW, we all seem to have similar technical backgrounds.

So, enough for the time being.
Best regards,
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Postby Rafe on Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:33 pm

kenetics wrote:Clem never sleeps.

I concluded that some weeks ago. Must live next door to a coffee shop.
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Postby manishk on Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:27 pm

Well, AlsaPhil, I dont know whether we can generalize that Alsace is unknown in India...you can just blame it on my poor geography!! :)
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Postby kenetics on Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:48 pm

A couple of car badges I picked up years ago at an antique car show:

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Never did buy that Talbot-Lago to put them on!
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Postby AlsaPhil on Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:54 pm

Very nice badges, Ken :D
Try it on a Bugatti, that's another regional car :wink:
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