Ubuntu Documentation Membership

Phil Bull philbull at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 14:08:18 UTC 2010

Hi Wennie,

On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 08:50 -0400, Wennie Tabib wrote:
>    I would like to become a member of the Ubuntu Documentation
> Committers, and although I have not written any patches, I would like
> to get started.  I have read all of the System Documentation, docbook,
> style guide, and UbuntuBugControl pages.  I know I have to provide
> proof that I am competent to write documentation, so if anyone has
> some documentation that I could proof-read or edit, please let me
> know, and I will get started right away.  I guess I should also
> mention a little about myself: I'm a junior at Carnegie Mellon
> University in the School of Computer Science, I speak French, Spanish
> and English fluently, and this would be my first time working on an
> open source project.  If you have any questions about my
> qualifications, I'd be happy to answer them.

Welcome! Here are a few projects that you might be interested in:

Installation guide: Working with the manual team to put together a
high-quality installation guide. It would be based on the installation
chapter in the Ubuntu manual, and would involve some work on the wiki

Upstream GNOME docs: The entirety of the GNOME desktop help is being
rewritten using the new Mallard format. There are plenty of topics to

Test Mallard conversion: We'd like to convert a section of the Ubuntu
docs to Mallard so we can evaluate whether all of the docs should be
switched to Mallard or not.

Please let me know if you'd like to try your hand at any of these, and
we can get started right away.



Phil Bull

More information about the ubuntu-doc mailing list