Reaching out

Shawn Barnes slooksterpsv at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 21:18:23 UTC 2020


I see how it could be a mentality issue. Some may not know where to start with Linux in general or feel they need to be younger to help. I don’t see anything wrong with inquiring on social media to see if any volunteers want to help. As long as we abide by proper conduct, great! 

My two cents.

Shawn Barnes

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 9, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Stephen Kellat <alpacaherder at live.com> wrote:
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>>> On Jun 9, 2020, at 4:11 AM, Paul Sutton <zleap at disroot.org> wrote:
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>> Hi All
>> 
>> I am rather incensed by the twitter post (attached), in that it seems,
>> once again that some opportunities are ONLY available to young people.
>> 
>> To counter this, I was thinking, if we try and promote on social media
>> that we need help with say Documentation, then we should make it clear
>> the opportunity is available to all, but perhaps in a way that takes a
>> subtle DIG at the above mentality.
>> 
>> Something like
>> 
>> - ---
>> 
>> Would you like to get involved in developing future free software
>> projects.  Xubuntu is a GNU / Linux based operating system, the
>> Developer teams are looking for Developers, Testers, Writers, Artists
>> and Marketing expertise to help drive the project forward.
>> 
>> We believe in ensuring equality and diversity in our teams, therefore
>> these opportunities are open to ALL.
>> 
>> please visit https://xubuntu.org/contribute/
>> 
>> for more information
>> 
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>> 
>> Does something like this sound appropriate,  one of the things like
>> about the free software communities is that we are diverse, anyone can
>> contribute and feel valued for doing so.
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks
>> 
>> 
>> Paul
> 
> Isn’t our openness and commitment to diversity already highlighted by Ubuntu Code of Conduct 2.0?  See: https://ubuntu.com/community/code-of-conduct
> 
> Stephen Michael Kellat
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