Mentoring Program

Phil Bull philbull at
Thu Jul 26 11:23:20 UTC 2007

Hi Dougie,

On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 11:29 +0100, Dougie Richardson wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm interested in being mentored.
> A little about me - I'm  an Avionics Technician in the UK, used to
> following technical documentation. I've also spent the last year
> rewriting a lot of our technical documentation which is a mixture of
> documentation aimed at both maintainers (technical and knowledgeable
> readers) and users (who tend not to be able to turn things on). Although
> this is purely large scale industrial/military power and hydraulic
> supply systems there are standard formats for the documentation.

Welcome to the mentoring programme! It sounds like you've got a great
background in documentation, so I doubt you'll have many problems
getting started.

> As a secondary task I also maintain and support a large Windows 2003
> installation and would be particularly interested in any documentation
> easing the transition from Windows to Ubuntu.

It's your lucky day! We have a 'Switching from Windows' guide which
could probably do with quite a large overhaul, if you're interested? You
can find a copy of the current document on the Doc Team website [1].

> I've used Linux since 1995 and made the change from Slackware to Fedora
> and finally to Ubuntu a few months ago.
> I am currently undergoing a series of operations so have several months
> off work and would love to have something to fill my time!

You can fill all of the time you like with us, there's plenty to do! We
can probably sort you out with a mentor later today when some of the
other guys come online (I've already offered to mentor lots of people,
so I'd better give someone else a chance). In the mean time, feel free
to email me or the list with any questions you might have.



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Phil Bull

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