I have 20 years of experience as a computer user, the last 5 in various Linux distributions. I've always wanted to make a contribution to Free Software but was reluctant to try. Not being a coder of any sort I didn't think there was a place for me. That's why I'm so glad to have this chance to pitch in on the documentation for Ubuntu.

Debian is my favorite root distribution, although I respect the other ones: RPMs, Slack, source-based. Ubuntu looks like the perfect fit for Debian's Free Software focus as well as for my philosophical bias.

I write a weekly column for my local newspaper on the subject of science and technology, so I have the skills needed to produce clear, concise text. That is why I will start contributing to this documentation project with proofreading and editing. Later, as I get more experience, I hope to be involved in creating new docs. Time will tell.


JimBowering (last edited 2008-08-06 16:21:01 by localhost)