<charles.davis AT SPAMFREE ubuntu DOT com>
Old_Soldier on irc.freenode.net
Ubuntu Community Forums:
I am a retired soldier and long time Debian user. My first experiences with Debian dates back to 1997, when I decided to switch from Slackware to Debian for the purpose of hosting a Palace Chat server.
During that time frame I was the network administrator for a .mil network in Germany and ran the help desk for a 300 seat network located in 4 separate physical locations.
Ubuntu community involvement
Ubuntu Community Forums Staff member and active member of the Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team / Unanswered Posts Team. I am also active in the Launchpad Beginner Team for Ubuntu.
Member of the Ubuntu Documentation Students Team. I am currently working to improve the quality of Ubuntu's help system and Community Wiki Pages.
Goals for my involvement in the Ubuntu community
My goals in the Ubuntu Community revolve around helping new users thrive. The transition from Windows to Ubuntu can be bewildering and dumbfounding to many.
By improving the documentation and providing friendly and educational support on the Ubuntu Community Forums (UCF), I hope to make the switch to Ubuntu easier and less stressful for new users.
My current goals are:
- Become a contributing member of the Documentation Team
- Become a Ubuntu Documentation Committer
- Learn about packaging and contribute in some fashion to Masters of the Universe (MOTU) Team
- Continue to provide friendly and educational support on the UCF
- Contribute to the current development release of Ubuntu through testing and bug reporting
My contributions by category.
- Beginner's Team
- Beginner's Team Wiki Focus Group
- Unanswered Posts Team
- Having recently moved to Oklahoma, I have joined the Oklahoma Loco and am looking forward to helping spread Ubuntu in southwest Oklahoma.
- I participate in IRC regularly on irc.freenode.net as Old_Soldier
- My working branch for Ubuntu system documents is lp:~charles.davis/ubuntu-doc/ubuntu-doc-oldsoldier
- My "Documentor" branch for mentoring assignments is lp:~charles.davis/ubuntu-doc/oldsoldier-documentor
- Documentors Assignments:
Current assignment: Remove home networking from Internet documentation and create a separate DocBook for the topic. Pending Review
- Completed Documentors assignments:
Rework existing networking documentation to reflect changes since Hardy. Fix Committed
- Documentation patches:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-doc/+bug/241828 Fix Released
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-doc/+bug/241702 Fix Released
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-doc/+bug/238747 Fix Released
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-doc/+bug/238661 Fix committed
- Experimental Documentors Training Program
Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Old_soldier/test
- lp branch: lp:~charles.davis/ubuntu-doc/documentor-training
Project lead and packager of "Best of the Ubuntu Community Forums Tutorials".
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GnuPrivacyGuardHowto Major reformat, expanded and cleaned up
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem/TAR Complete reformat and heavy cleanup
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto Major rewrite
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ArchiveManager Complete rewrite
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FileCompression Major reformat, partial rewrite
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/FAQ Contributer and maintainer
I am glad to have had the honor of working with Charles Davis in the Beginners Team. Charles is always willing to help new and experiences users with any problem they might be experiencing both on the forums and in IRC. He always follows the Code of Conduct, and he has my full support for Ubuntu membership. Keep up the good work Charles. Nathan Handler
I've known Charles for a long time, ever since he joined the Beginners Team, I feel he's done a terrific job in helping new users, and giving some good advice (technical or otherwise) when people need it. I support his application 100% - Joe Barker
It has been a pleasure to get to know Charles Davis (Old_Soldier) on the Beginners Team. Charles has brings experience and wisdom to the projects he works on and works well as a team member. He is both popular and respected by his peers on the Beginner Team and has become quite active with the Ubuntu Community. He has my full support in his application for membership and I expect nothing but greatness from him. Bodhi_Zazen
Working with Chuck on the Ubuntu Forums through Beginners Team has been a pleasure. He has proven himself to be dedicated, sincere, and very professional. He has also made extra effort to expand his reach beyond the forums by helping with Ubuntu Documentation, which has been a great help to the community. I strongly support his application for Ubuntu Membership. Connor Imes
Charles is a recent addition to our forum staff, but a long time contributor to the community. He has always been polite, helpful, a team player, and an excellent representative of all we would hope for in a member of our community. Approve him immediately. Matthew Helmke
As a member of the Ubuntu Forums Staff, I find Charles to be one of the most level headed and helpful people around. I hope that his application to become an Ubuntu Member is approved as he is a great representative of the community. Shaun Dennie
Charles has been a student with the Documentation Team for a couple of months now and his input has been considerable. He has adapted to our workflow quickly and contributed several patches (although committed under my name, his name is in the comments). He is keen and has displayed that he can work within a team while being able to step back when necessery. If membership is something he is interested in then I support him fully. DougieRichardson