Jono Bacon

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Jono Bacon
Bacon giving a speech at the O'Reilly Conference
BornJonathan Edward James Bacon
(1979-09-17) 17 September 1979
Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England
SpouseErica Bacon (née Brescia)

Jonathan Edward James Bacon is a writer and software engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California. He works as a consultant on community strategy.


Bacon started his work with the Linux community when he created the Linux UK website. When he left this project he moved on to join the KDE team, where he created the KDE::Enterprise website and KDE Usability Study, before shifting his attention to GNOME

Bacon started his career as a Linux journalist before moving on, in 2006, to work for OpenAdvantage, to help move organizations to Open Source solutions. From 4 September 2006, until 28 May 2014, he worked for Canonical Ltd. as the Ubuntu Community Manager. From 29 May 2014, until 30 October 2015, he worked at XPrize as the Senior Director of Community. From 14 November 2015, to May 2016, Bacon worked as Director of Community for GitHub. He currently works as a consultant on community strategy.


Bacon has written for a variety of publications, including Linux User and Developer, Linux Format, Linux Magazine, MacTech, MacFormat and PC Plus. In addition to these magazines, he has also written a number of books, including "The Art of Community", "Linux Desktop Hacks", "PHP and MySQL Web Applications: Building Eight Dynamic Web Sites" and he also co-wrote "The Official Ubuntu Book" (ISBN 0-13-243594-2) with Benjamin Mako Hill, Corey Burger, and Jonathan Jesse.

Bacon was the co-founder of the LugRadio and Bad Voltage podcasts and was a co-host on FLOSS Weekly.


Bacon played in several metal bands as singer and guitarist. From 2008 to 2012, he and Defiance guitarist Jim Adams ran the metal band Severed Fifth, which released three albums and distributed its music freely under a Creative Commons license.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bio". n.d. Archived from the original on 6 December 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Advising And Consulting Services". n.d. Archived from the original on 25 December 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Graner, Amber (2010). "Herding cats with Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon" (PDF). Ubuntu User. No. 6. Linux New Media AG. pp. 8–9. ISSN 2040-8080. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Long is the way – 18th June 2007: Season 4 Episode 21 : 76.51 (podcast)". LugRadio. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Clan Jono". 5 December 2005. Archived from the original on 9 October 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  6. ^ Jono Bacon (April 2022). "My Open Source Story".
  7. ^ Shuttleworth, Mark (8 August 2006). "Jono Bacon steps up". Mark Shuttleworth | here be dragons (blog). Archived from the original on 5 December 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2023. A short while ago I blogged about what I think is one of the most interesting and challenging positions at Canonical – the Ubuntu community manager. We had several fantastic folks in the shortlist and I'm pleased to say that Jono Bacon (a.k.a. jono on, pictured here playing his own interpretation of Hamlet) will be stepping up to the plate.
  8. ^ a b Paul, Ryan (June 2008). "Ubuntu community head tests music economics with open content". Ars Technica. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  9. ^ Jono Bacon (15 October 2015). "Goodbye XPRIZE, Hello GitHub".
  10. ^ Currie, TC (23 February 2016). "GitHub Responds to User Dissatisfaction over Issue Tracking". TheNewStack. Archived from the original on 3 October 2022. Retrieved 20 February 2023. The next day, Jono Bacon, the Director of Community at GitHub, thanked the posters for their constructive criticism and promised to look into their requests.
  11. ^ "Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub". FOSS Force. 25 May 2016.
  12. ^ Nicholas Petreley, Jono Bacon. "Linux Desktop Hacks – O'Reilly Media". Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Pearson – Practical PHP and MySQL®: Building Eight Dynamic Web Applications – Jono Bacon". 14 November 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  14. ^ "FLOSS Weekly". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives – Seraphidian". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
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