[Important Announcement] Ubuntu GNOME Team needs Contributors

Fran Dieguez fran.dieguez at mabishu.com
Thu Sep 19 19:33:49 UTC 2013

On jue 19 sep 2013 01:53:34 CEST, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> As discussed and agreed at the monthly meeting [1] for Ubuntu GNOME
> team, I'd like to announce that the beginning for a recruitment
> process that will start from now until the release date of Ubuntu
> 13.10. After that, another round, if needed, may start.
> _*Ubuntu GNOME Team is recruiting*_
> As you may know, we are still a young project with few active
> contributors. In order to improve everything, we need to grow bigger.
> However, grow bigger does not really mean MORE members. We seek and
> need Quality over Quantity. Having that said, it would be less helpful
> if we will have say 50 contributors but none of them will be available
> when we really need some/few. I hope you see and understand where I'm
> coming form :)
> _*Areas that need help and support - more contributors*_
>  1. Development: We do have amazing, talented and skilled developers
>     and we seek more for more options and features :)
>  2. Testing: We are in BAD NEED to more testers. This is very
>     important. I am going to ask for extra help on Ubuntu Quality
>     Mailing List. I know Ubuntu GNOME Saucy is doing fine but having
>     more testers will make the process much faster and better. Trust me :)
>  3. Documentation and Wiki: It is true that I have built a nice area
>     but I do need help. We do need more on that area.
>  4. Communications and Marketing [Website, Facebook, Twitter and
>     Google+]: I do have access on all of these areas but I do need
>     help. The more, the better.
>  5. Artwork: We have a very smart and active Artwork Team Leader but I
>     am planning to bring some extra help so that we could have more
>     options. While one of the Artwork guys take care of the Slide
>     Show, Branding, etc ... the other one will take care of the
>     wallpapers and some other stuff.
> I did my best to narrow down these areas and come up with the 5 main
> important areas. Importance is according to the sequence which means,
> Artwork is less priority than Testing for example.
> _*Your Help is needed*_
>   * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/GettingInvolved
>   * Please, if you are interested in any of the above, write your
>     details here:
>     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/GettingInvolved/WhoWeAre
>   * We need someone who stay for the long run. We are looking for
>     people who stick around :) we don't want people on temporary basis.
>   * This is as you know, a volunteer job. You are doing it because you
>     are loving it and so passionate about. Having that said, you don't
>     really have to do that if you can't for any reason. If you want to
>     give back something to Ubuntu GNOME and Linux in general, that
>     would be so kind and nice of you. If you can't, we totally
>     understand that :)
> Please, if you have any question, let me know!
> Thank you for reading and excuse me if there are some spelling
> mistakes, I am in my zombie mode and I must ZzZz right away :)
> THANK YOU for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME. Because of all of you,
> we are here and this system is alive and doing well.
> Special thanks to each and everyone who is contributing and
> participating to this amazing system and great family!
> Best Regards,
> [1] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/Meetings/16092013
> --
> 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 Ali,

Could you clarify which tasks will be required to do developers and 

I can give a hand packaging and testing software. But I don't have a 
lot of time, as I'm already contributing for GNOME upstream.


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