I'm really sorry I didn't reply earlier. With all the spam hitting the
moderation queue, I missed this valid email!
On Sat, 2013-03-23 at 19:49 -0400, George Roberge wrote:
I have been looking for a way to help the FOSS community, and during
the Boston GNU/Linux Fest it was recommended that I visit the Fedora
table. I'm looking for a structured group to join and do something
useful for the community, and I was told that Fedora has the structure
and organization that I seek.
Anyhow, I have been a Debian user for years, am a FOSS advocate (read
"zealot" there), and am more than willing to focus on Fedora if I can
be useful here, instead. I did install it on my laptop, and have been
using it for a week.
I have a Jack-of-All-Trades background in IT, so I'm not a master of
any subject, so I am guessing that I would be able to serve the
community better in the Ambassador or Marketing areas, but it is
naturally too early to tell. I have joined the Fedora site (username
"uplink"), have subscribed to a few mailing lists, and am going to
start digging in, using the "Explore the Fedora Project" page as a
I'm from Western Massachusetts, and I don't know of a lot of FOSS
activity out here, but I haven't spent too much time looking. Maybe
that will change in the future!
I hope to be able to contribute something to the project.
Sounds good! If you're already familiar with linux and Fedora, I think
QA would be a good place to start. With Fedora 19 Alpha just being
signed off, a lot of testing will be required for the Beta, and the
From the Ambassadors perspective, FAmNA is very, very active. I'd
suggest you maybe attend one of their meetings and get to know them. The
hold quite a few events where you can meet the team in person and get
involved even more.
You can also help on one of our many troubleshooting channels, either on
the IRC, or the forums, or the mailing list
Once again, welcome to the community. Please post if you'd like any help
with any tasks in the future, and we'll be glad to help you out.
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