Newbie to the Documentation team and Ubuntu Team

Phil Bull philbull at
Fri Aug 3 15:56:50 UTC 2007

Hi Balaji,

On Thu, 2007-08-02 at 11:21 -0700, Balaji Ravindran wrote:
> Hey People,
> I'm Balaji Ravindran - a graduate Student in Computer Engineering. I
> have been using various flavors of Linux for quite some time now, and
> been struck to Feisty since its release. Been really fascinated by it,
> and i love it over the other flavors, have explored it quite a bit by
> myself, like i did encounter some problems of sound card on my Toshiba
> laptop(anyway a pc!! lol) and tried playing around with the
> '3stack','5stack' options in audio modules and somehow made it
> work..and yea quite a few things like this, and with displays and
> beryl and ndiswrapper(tho' i never had the need for it as wireless
> worked great by itself) but for my friend it didn't so i tried Ndis
> and made it work...and things like this and so on,
> So what i would i would like to tell is i have some little bit
> experience and i know there is tons and tons behind, and i would like
> to learn all those things and help the documentation and development
> team of Ubuntu.
> I will be able to spend some time in documentation, reviewing and
> editing/checking for any typos and things like that, First thing i
> need to do is learn Doc book, and I'm on my way for it,
> I'm actually looking for a Mentor in the documentation team(as well as
> in development team(but thats a different mailing list though)!!)
> So if any Mentors are ready to help me out it would be great and much
> appreciated, and i will do my best to help in documentation.
> So first let me go ahead and start reviewing and get along with "Whats
> happening and know the stuffs" and i'm sure i will be able to pick up
> faster(at least hope so!!) :)
> So please somebody help me out to start along, and someone to mentor
> me!!

Welcome to the mentoring programme! I'm afraid that I already have quite
a few mentoring students, but I'm sure someone else will be able to
mentor you.

Reviewing the documentation would be very useful. Especially, we need to
make sure that the instructions in the documentation are correct. If you
are able to check any of the instructions and report bugs for ones which
are incorrect, that would be excellent!

Please let us know if you need any help getting started at all.



Phil Bull

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