I really appreciate the work the new Lubuntu team has done. In the last year we have completely taken a turn for the better, switching to LXQt by default, and grown from a four person team with one or two people being around at a time to an over ten person team. Every single member of the team, no matter how little they contribute, has made a noticeable difference in the project, whether they know it or not. From Wendy helping with UX and design, to Dan, Hans, Ben, and Samuel helping with development, Lyn and Steed with the Lubuntu Manual, Chris with QA, and a few other people who also contribute, it all counts and I appreciate every bit of it.
@wxl, through his contributions to Lubuntu and Ubuntu, helps out in more ways than he will ever know. From stepping in from time to time when life gets in the way, to helping herd cats, to just being a great mentor and friend, he really deserves appreciation in my book.
@acheron for tirelessly maintaining the KDE packages in Ubuntu, and putting up with me while doing it.
No, but in all seriousness, I appreciate the hard work and consideration you put into the packaging, and a lot of people benefit from your work, more than you probably know.
Adam Conrad and Steve Langasek deserve mention because they have been leading examples within the development community. Whether it’s sifting through queues or late night autopkgtest work among countless other things, it doesn’t go unnoticed, and it’s very, very appreciated.
I could list many more names but I want to reiterate a general thank you to all Ubuntu contributors and Canonical employees that work to make Ubuntu better.