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My name is Andrew Alexander Barber, a young contributor from Scotland. I am currently studying Software Development at the [ Central College of Glasgow]. I am an active Scout leader in the non-geek world, devoting a few hours per night on different Scout groups.


I am a member of the Ubuntu translation team, helping out primarily with the [ Scots] translation. I am slowly learning [ Scottish Gaelic] too, so may soon be able to contribute with that group also.



I often use Internet Relay Chat to communicate with many members of the GNU/Linux and F(l)OSS community. I am an active helper in the #ubuntu channel, as well as many other channels stretching across the network. Other semi-large channels include #tuxhacker and #tapthru. [ TuxHacker] is a community set up by myself and others to help GNU/Linux users in a friendly way. A lot of the other channels that I am part of, are channels that I have chan-op status and help maintain their community.

Fora/Forum Work

I currently only tend to use one fora, which is one that I also help moderate. The fora is called [ Nuxified], and is aimed at providing help to Free/Open source software. It is part of the [ Libervis Network] and has thus made me more active in the network as a whole. I used to help out on [ LinuxForums] but left due to my stance on many activities of the fora.


I often check on the answers section of the [ Lauchpad site].


I have started working on community documentation for the Ubuntu Documentation team. Submitting articles on things I have worked on in the past and learning new things to document to help other members of the Ubuntu Community.


I am a member of the [ Ubuntu - UK] group. I take an active part on the wiki, IRC channel and mail list.


I have helped out with the laptop testing team, producing the following two articles;


I have handed out many, many live and install disks during my years as a GNU/Linux enthusiast. Even when not an Ubuntu user in my past, I would still pass out the Ubuntu distro as I thought it was best for new users. I also have asked local computer shops to keep a pile and hand out if possible. Along with that, I semi-regularly email my member of parliament (currently John McFall) about my views on F(l)OSS and Open Source matters. Including GNU/Linux usage in Schools, and within the local Council. I hope to help out, and promote Ubuntu Linux (if the chance a rises) at any GNU/Linux event I attend this year.


This year I should be attending;