[ubuntu-uk] Off the fence and ready to join in!
john at technolalia.org
Mon May 14 01:31:18 BST 2007
> Hey all,
> I've been reading this list for the past few months and enjoy the good
> quality of discussion, so I've decided to get off the fence and hope to
> become more involved in Ubuntu's great community.
> I'm a Multimedia Development student from Scotland and have been using
> Ubuntu for the past few years. My first taste of Linux came about after
> reading about it online, becoming really interested in the community
> behind it and wanting to find out more, so I picked up a copy of Linux
> format with Mandrake on the cover back in 2002. Being new I went through
> the usual stages of trying every distro under the sun, stuck with Fedora
> for quite a while, then settled on Ubuntu as it was noticeably more
> polished in the usability area.
I tried out Fedora but a couple of days ago, and it really made me
appreciate how polished Ubuntu is. I love what they're doing with One
Laptop Per Child and Mugshot, but really, that distro needs sorting out.
> A few of the proposed/active projects are of interest to me,
> Marketing/Leaflets; Website; Screencasts; Education,
Do you know about Edubuntu? It's the version specifically for education,
both teachers and students.
> and will be glad to
> try and help in anyway I can. Though I'm not yet sure in what ways I can
> help, but I'll try and post to the mailing list regularly and hopefully
> pick up a few tasks that I can help on.
It's as simple as filing bugs; when ubuntu doesn't do what it should,
complain in the right place; lo and behold, it's better for everyone.
And if you need help negotiating launchpad (ubuntu's bug tracking
system) ask away.
> I wouldn't say that I'm skilled in any specific area, more of an
> all-rounder at all multimedia related things. Skills are a bit low on
> open source software, mainly down to my college not using any, but I'm
> adapting my skills quickly to packages like Inkscape, GIMP, Blender etc..
> Anyway that's enough of an introduction, and I hope to become more
> involved in the Linux community rather than sit back and be a spectator
> any longer.
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