[Ubuntu-US-CA] Fwd: UDS-N :: LoCo Team Testing

Yantra Shilpi yantrashilpi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 18:05:02 UTC 2010

Absolutely. Are you organizing something Grant? I have a laptop that I 
use sparingly and can use it for this purpose. It's about 4 years old so 
maybe a good "old laptop" reference point?


On 11/27/2010 6:27 PM, Grant Bowman wrote:
> Is anyone else interested in working with others in California to
> contribute to testing Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal? This can be done
> virtually or in person. There is no rule saying we have to wait for
> Global Jams to get started. The following was posted to the
> loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com. Paolo has been providing a great
> example of how a team like the Italian team can contribute.
> Cheers,
> Grant Bowman
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Charles Profitt<cprofitt at ubuntu.com>
> Date: Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM
> Subject: UDS-N :: LoCo Team Testing
> To: loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com
> Hello all:
> I am sure you have all seen the amazing application that Team Nicaragua
> did... but have you seen the amazing job the Italian team has done with
> testing? [1]
> Testing is a critical component of the Ubuntu community release cycle
> and one that could benefit greatly from increased involvement. This
> process is also a great way for Loco teams to get their members more
> involved in the Ubuntu community.
> Paolo Sammicheli published the statistics for the Italian team [2] and
> the results are astounding. 46.4% of the people had not contributed to
> Ubuntu in anyway before the Italian team started their testing team. The
> Italian team had 13 approved members after the Lucid cycle and seven of
> those had never contributed before. The growth continued in the Maverick
> cycle with an additional four members being approved.
> I wanted to get a better idea of how this would fit for teams in large
> countries and I was happy to see that it fits well with large dispersed
> teams.
> "The activity itself it's an online activity. During the Italian
> Meeting, which are held two times each year, we spoke about testing but
> it wasn't a specific meeting for testing. And also, not all people
> involved with testing participated to the meeting. As you can see in the
> survey [2] we're spread all around the country." ~ Paolo Sammicheli
> So if you have a large country or a team that is spread out
> geographically this activity is an extremely good one to build a team
> around.
> I am currently in the planning phase of putting together a testing team
> for the New York State Loco and wanted to encourage all other Loco teams
> to join me as well. If you are interested please send me an email and we
> can coordinate our efforts and work together with the QA team and the
> Italian team to get our teams up and running.
> Great job Italian Team!!
> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/LoCoTeam
> [2] http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/PaoloSammicheli/LoCoTesting
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