New Name for Hopefuls?

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Wed May 16 16:18:24 BST 2007

Andy Price <andy-price at> writes:

> I was reading the MOTU/NewMentoring wiki page (it's a great idea, BTW)
> and it occured to me that "Hopefuls" might not be the best term to use
> for new contributors.

Well, Debian uses the term "applicant" here. But I'm not entirly happy
with using it in the ubuntu context.

> Is there scope for giving Hopefuls a stronger collective noun that they
> can be more proud of and identify themselves by in the context of the
> Ubuntu community? It's probably not a big issue but it might help from a
> community building point of view.
> What do you think of Ubuntu Apprentices?

I like it better than 'Hopeful'. However, we don't offer an
apprenticeship, so the term apprentice might be confusing as well.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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