[UbuntuWomen] A champion for noobs?

Elizabeth Bevilacqua lyz at ubuntu.com
Fri Jan 25 09:56:53 UTC 2008

On 1/24/08, Emma Jane Hogbin <emmajane at xtrinsic.com> wrote:
> rihanha wrote:
> > Doh - it isn't a Wiki page. Still, on the UW website...
> Lyz, would it be possible to move these pages over to the Wiki? Or
> perhaps we could create a "draft" version on the Wiki which is edited
> and then copied back over to the main Web site? Thoughts?

I think I'm going to go ahead and make the suggestions that rihanha
made on a _new.html page, they're great! We can all review it and then
I'm migrate it to live.

> I had a complete freakout when I got redirected to "launchpad"
> which is in no obvious way branded as Ubuntu. It is the platform used by
> Canonical (which is the commercial arm of the Ubuntu project--and also
> funded by Mark Shuttleworth who is the founder of Ubuntu). Someone like
> Hobbsee will be able to give a lot more (technically accurate)
> information about the platform.

Launchpad is not a specifically Canonical product, it's something that
Canonical uses and heavily works with, but essentially they are their
own (primarily closed source still) project.

> > I think I was  mixing up two entities... the NUN group
> > <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewUserNetwork> that I had read about recently,
> > and the Absolute Beginner Talk section of the Forums. So far, that's all
> > I know of. Are there others?
> Hmm. NUN seems to be pretty dead... does anyone know if the project has
> closed? Wherever possible I'd love to partner with other initiatives,
> but it would be good to know why they appear to have been inactive for
> so long...

NUN has been quietly shut down, when I got involved with Classroom
late last year I spoke with several of the admins of the project. The
thought was the only salvagable part of the program was the Classroom
project. So we've moved our efforts away from NUN itself and started
focusing on Classroom.

Elizabeth Bevilacqua

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