Will Cooke, who was the Ubuntu desktop manager since 2014, announced Martin Wimpress as his successor as he leaves Canonical, on Twitter. Martin Wimpress is not a new name for Linux enthusiasts. He worked as a Snapcraft engineer for Ubuntu Mate desktop, attended to many open source events and conferences, and co-anchored one of the most popular Ubuntu podcast.
After Ubuntu 19.10 successfully shipped recently, it is safe to say that Cooke’s role as a leader had many positive effects on Ubuntu releases. From now on, Cooke will be joining InfluxDB, an open-source time-series database solutions. Now we will have to wait to see what new features Martin Wimpress, the co-founder of Ubuntu MATE, will bring to the highly anticipated Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.