I am a French Canadian living in Montreal. I started using Linux in 2010 I was looking for alternative to those traditional phone services. My research lead me to Asterisk, FreePBX and Elastix. I then set up my first Elastix box and since then I became an unconditional of Linux world and I also started playing with servers (LAMP, email, DNS, VPN) using Centos.
Nowadays I have Linux systems for entertainment (Kodi), for my phone (Elastix), for my laptop (Linuxmint) for my desktop (Ubuntu) and for my home infrastructure (Zentyal). The former (Zentyal) used to be a good all in one in which I had VPN, LAMP, basic firewall, owncloud, file sharing, etc. However since Zentyal team decided to become a clone of M$crosoft, I started looking for alternative, and it looks like I was not alone in that situation.
I discovered Nethserver in Zentyal forum when a member also disappointed with the new direction from the Zentyal team, suggested NS as a good alternative. I then decided to give NS a shot and I am really more than happy with the results so far KUDOS to the developers for this fabulous product.
I work as a mechanical engineer in an aerospace company and Linux is just a kind of hobby for me. I am still in a learning curve and am thinking at some point starting my own business in VoIP & infrastructure services. Unfortunately, my Linux skill is not so good at this point to significantly contribute in the project, but for sure I will be following this project.
My expectation: well, I hope the project will stick with the all in one orientation and will not change to a clone of M$crosoft at some point