Just Checking :)

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 02:34:04 UTC 2013

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 6:18 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) <amjjawad at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> Out of curiosity, who else still on this mailing list?
> Don't be shy, it is good to say hi every now and then ;)
> --
> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
> Best Regards,
> amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
> Areas of Involvement <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
> My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>

Hi again after 10 days :)

   1. Ali
   2. Nio Wiklund
   3. Federico Leoni
   4. Iberê Fernandes
   5. Aere Greenway
   6. Michael Rawson
   7. Alexis López Zubieta
   8. Andre Rodovalho
   9. David Yentzen
   10. Jackson Doak
   11. Dale Visser
   12. Sergio Meneses
   13. Hùng Trần
   14. Barry Titterton
   15. Gerry
   16. Britt Dodd
   17. Peter Matulis
   18. sd

To all the 17 above names (excluding myself of course) who have replied,
allow me to THANK YOU for replying my email and for being around, still :)

After 10 days, I must say that there is still hope to see some 'life' or
'activity' around. Although 17 replies aren't good enough for a fairly
large community like Lubuntu (I miss the old days when this community was
super active!!) but still very promising :)

Now, the reason why I sent that email is definitely NOT to say Hi ONLY but
to also figure out if there are 'still' people who are interested in
Lubuntu or not? well, at least 17 people still care and took the time (few
seconds or few mins) and replied which is great and I really really really
appreciate that.
And, definitely I am not saying those who did not reply necessarily means
they don't care, this is NOT TRUE AT ALL. I do understand some may be busy,
some may be away, etc so hope you don't get me wrong here, please :) but at
the same time, I also observe that due to unknown reasons, some are really
no longer interested but I could be wrong though :)

I have noticed (and not only me by the way) that the 'overall' activities
of Lubuntu as a 'whole community' has dropped down a lot. NO, I am not
talking about this very mailing list, I am referring to the whole
Community, not just this mailing list. And, NO, I am NOT talking about this
month, nor the previous one, I am talking about maybe the whole last cycle
but again, I could be wrong - it is just my opinion :)

As a member of this family, regardless of my activities, PLEASE forget
about that for a moment at least ... as someone who belongs to this
Community, may I ask, in public, who is 'still' interested to 'contribute'
to Lubuntu? and I repeat, 'contribute' not just read/write emails, but to
actually participate and contribute, of course and without a doubt, as a
volunteer to this project?

I do know the names who are active and actually contributing. Anyone can
tell, it doesn't need a genius to tell. I am simply asking if there are
'other' people around who might be, still, interested? I am asking because
I guess some are still indeed interested but confused and not sure where or
how to get started? am I right? correct me if I am wrong, please :)

As for those who are not interested, I have nothing against them but to
thank them, regardless of what they have done or what they have not done. I
must thank them because I believe any one who is using (or has used)  this
great and amazing system which is able to breathe new life into 10 years
old machine, deserves a THANK YOU for choosing and using Lubuntu! no doubt
about it.

Now, please, if you are still interested to actually contribute to Lubuntu,
at least for this cycle (14.04 - Lubuntu 14.04 is going to be an LTS by the
way), kindly read this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams

If, for whatever reason, you need any help, JUST ASK!
FEEL FREE to contact me on here, facebook, whatever you want and wherever
you wish and I shall be MORE than glad to answer your Q no matter what,
whatever it is, no question about that.

Lubuntu has 8 different Sub-Teams (imagine that as different departments)
so your help, support and contribution can be on any of these 8 different

The most areas we need help at:

   - Wiki
   - Testing
   - Communications
   - Support (general)
   - If we could have more Developers, Bug Fixing, Packing, etc then that
   would be super extra perfect.

Mainly, these are the areas we do need help and contributions the most.

All in all, any help, support, contribution are highly needed and

Sometimes, a word of mouth, a CD you give to your friend to try, an email
you send, a link you share on Google+ or Facebook, an installation you do
to your neighbour (lately, I am converting my neighbours from Windows to
Lubuntu), a thread you reply on Ubuntu Forum, a Q you answer on AskUbuntu,
a Wiki Page you found an error and you fix it, a bug you come across and
you try to reproduce it, a test you perform, a tweak you have, a tip you
share, a howto you write, shall I carry on? there are tons of things you
can choose from and do ... NOT necessary to be loud and join teams to do
that, anyone can do but because we want to build a TEAM and an organized
Community, we ask you to join a Launchpad Team so that we organize
ourselves, we set our plans and targets according to our human resources,
we know if we should hope and wish too much or not, and lots of other
important advantages.

It is 6:30am here. I must stop thinking about Lubuntu, I guess :) at least
for the moment.

Lubuntu needs you. Don't let Lubuntu down. Remember how this system
breathed new life into your old machine. Remember how it saved your money
by not buying new hardware and using the old one. Remember how you were
amazed when you first saw and tried it. Remember :)

Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
Best Regards,
amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
Areas of Involvement <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>
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