[UbuntuWomen] an idea...
lyz at princessleia.com
Mon Feb 19 12:35:40 UTC 2007
On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 10:57:22PM -0500, Meg Kurdziolek wrote:
> I've decided to keep a journal of sorts about my experiences with
> Ubuntu and FOSS in general. I'm writing it to document how I came to
> make decisions about my change of OS, how I fixed the first bug I
> encountered, and ultimately how I'm trying to contribute to open
> source. I'm calling it "My journey to being an open source
> contributor". I'm still working on the actual contributing part...but
> I'm sure I'll get there eventually ;-)
I think this is a wonderful idea. There are a couple such projects by
women that I know about, one of them was written by Belinda Lopez
(dinda), just started back in March and she's now going up for her
I'm very interested in reading yours.
> I was thinking that other members of our group could write stories
> like this and then we could compile them all together. That way, as we
> get more new members, they can look at our stories and see that we
> come from all different skill sets and places in the world, and find
> ways they can relate to who we are and what steps we've taken.
We currently have a planet (http://planet.ubuntu-women.org/) that
aggregates blogs from women using Ubuntu but it's run into disuse
because we haven't had editing access to the site in a couple months.
Access should be regained this week and I hope to encourage more women
to contribute to it. I think putting a feed of your blog here would be
> Maybe we could put these stories off the wiki eventually?
I think this is a good idea.
Feel free to sign up for the wiki and create such a page, or add it to
the Ideas part of the wiki for tackling later:
> By the way, I'm really glad I decided to 1.) install Ubuntu, and 2.)
> join the ubuntu-women group. This has definitely been the best and
> friendliest experience I've had with using linux. ~Meg K
Glad to hear it!
Elizabeth Bevilacqua // Lyz at PrincessLeia.com
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