[UbuntuWomen] an idea...

Elizabeth Bevilacqua lyz at princessleia.com
Mon Feb 19 12:35:40 UTC 2007

Welcome Meg!

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
Ubuntu Membership!


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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