A New Year… A New Beginning

I usually keep this blog to Linux and Open Source related topics. While somewhat related to that meme, this is also a personal announcement. As many of you know, in addition to LQ and Open Source evangelism, I have a full time job. In a move that has been a while in the making, I recently gave my notice. A big step to be sure, but one I'm really excited about. I love a challenge, and think we have a real chance to change the world with this community. That's something worth giving your all for. So, what will I be doing? No, it's not LQ full time. Not exactly. I don't want LQ to become a job. It's a passion and I like it that way. Borrowing from the words of Doc Searls, I'll be making money because of LQ, not with LQ. What does that mean? First, I'll be doing more speaking, writing, etc. I get gigs like that in no small part due to LQ. Secondly, I've started an Open Source Consulting company. I've learned a ton working with LinuxQuestions.org, Linux and Open Source for the last ten or so years – now your company can directly benefit from that. I'll even be working on an hourly bases for my previous employer. In short, you shouldn't expect LQ to become more commercialized in any way. You should expect an increase in features and improvements though, as I'll have more time to dedicate to it. I don't know where the rabbit hole ends, but I do plan on enjoying the journey. Enjoy your new year. For me, it'll be a bit of a new beginning. If you have a similar chance, I'd encourage you to seize that opportunity.
–jeremy

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One Response to A New Year… A New Beginning

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Chase the dream! Congrats on the inertia. I hope that all goes well with your new venture. If you attack it with as much passion as you do with LQ, you should be doing well in no time! Make sure that you don't take on too much, though. Being burned out is not any fun.

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