Glad to have you aboard. Actually I would have been happy if you had ended up at the FSF or any FOSS company doing legal work. I know I have talked to you and you have said you are not a technical person but as far as importance to GNOME and Free Software I place you as one of the most influential people I personally know. GNOME loses a small piece of itself the less you are able to be involved but I can say meeting you at the New York GNOME Summit and watching you debate with Richard Stallmen made me realize how diverse and wonderful the community really is. Again, glad to have you aboard.
And now a bit of a note at the sniping that has gone on between different distributions. Luis is the type of person who I wish every hacker would emulate in terms of courtesy towards others. He realizes every distro has something to offer the community and the world. He will point out when something runs counter to the communities memes and praise work which adds value to the community. He carefully tries to avoid situations which would cause a conflict of interest and balances his words with facts and well thought out arguments.
As I said in my talk about GNOME and KDE cooperation and competition, our main competitor is Microsoft. If we end up squabbling over each other we ultimately lose. We want competition, but not at the price of our dignity.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]