ML for ubuntu+1

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Aug 18 21:21:53 UTC 2007

On Saturday 18 August 2007 17:18, Chris Warburton wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-18 at 17:01 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Saturday 18 August 2007 16:50, Chris Warburton wrote:
> > >  I enjoy trying to solve problems like these mentally, that's where the
> > >  Ideastorm thought came from is all.
> >
> > The one to work on I think is getting more actual development done.  I
> > don't think we lack for good ideas.  I think we lack for people standing
> > up and doing the work.
> >
> > Before you start moaning about employees can be told what to do (the
> > usual response I get to this sort of point), most developers are not paid
> > developers (myself for one).  You can't order volunteers around.  The
> > paid devs are (and should be) focused on stuff that helps Canonical
> > attract the customer base that buys support contracts.
> >
> > Scott K
> I know this. I'm doing some programming right now, but still only small
> personal stuff because I've only just started to learn (I don't want to
> break Ubuntu trough my incompetance). I started to learn how to program
> precisely because I want to help out, and I also know that there's no
> other way to get any of my ideas expressed.
> We're not all ungrateful
> I-use-Ubuntu-because-I-can't-be-bothered-to-pirate-Windows people
> y'know :)
> Cheers,
> Chris
> PS: Don't take that in a bad way, I just felt a bit peeved that I've
> spent all day in front of an IDE only to be told I should be doing some
> development :)

Understand, but that wasn't my point.  

I was trying to say rather than trying to figure out how to organize new ideas 
better, I think it would be more generally useful to spend time figuring out 
how to get more people developing.

Thanks for diving in and starting to learn.  You can also dive in and work on 
packaging at #ubuntu-motu (you do not need to be a programmer to learn how to 
help out with packaging).

Scott K

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