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Jono Bacon

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Jono Bacon (full name Jonathan Edward James Bacon) is a writer and software developer based in the United Kingdom. Bacon started his work with the Linux community when he created the UK Linux website, Linux UK. When he left this project he moved on to join the KDE team, where he created the KDE::Enterprise website and KDE Usability Study. He has also been involved with helping charities using free software, as well as shaving off his beard for Amnesty International at LugRadio Live 2006.He co-presents the Linux podcast LUGRadio and founded Wolverhampton Linux Users’ Group. Additionally, he has created a heavy rock version of the Free Software Song, has a dachshund called Frankie and did boast an impressive beard until it was shaved off for charity.

Until September 1, 2006, Bacon worked for OpenAdvantage, funded by Advantage West Midlands, a Regional Development Agency. As of September 4, 2006, he works for Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager.

Bacon is the vocalist and a rhythm guitarist in the “detuned chugging metal band” Seraphidian. His website includes a number of songs that he has recorded separately from the band, including the aforementioned version of the Free Software Song. This is not where the music capabilities end, however. In addition to his music site, RecreantView, Bacon has inspired an audio recording application called Jokosher, named as the name “Jono Bacon” contains “No Bacon”, hence the “Kosher” part of the Jokosher name.

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