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I am Vidya from India and a proud Ubuntu user on my PC. From a dual-boot PC in the first half of 2005 to a full Ubuntu PC running Breezy today, my Linux journey has been a very positive experience. I had always wanted to volunteer and the "ship-it" program allows me to to not just use the latest version, but also spread the cheer around. Another thing I like the most about FLOSS is the welcoming attitude and freedom granted to anyone with an interest in learning Linux. Each individual has an equal opportunity and can improve their skills as per their interests, as there are no restrictions on the basis of country, age, qualification, gender and other irrelevant things. I am Vidya from India and a proud Ubuntu user. From a dual-boot PC (in early 2005) to a full Ubuntu PC running Breezy today, my Linux journey has been a very positive experience. I had always wanted to volunteer and this came true with the "ship-it" program, which not only provides latest version but also helps spread the Ubuntu-cheer around. Another thing I like the most about FLOSS is the open attitude and freedom granted to anyone with an interest in learning Linux. Each individual has an equal opportunity as there are no irrelevant restrictions on the basis of country, age, qualification, gender, etc... to learn & improve their skills as per their interests,
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IRC Nick: svaksha @ irc.freenode.net

Email : svaksha (at) gmail.com

[http://www.svaksha.com web-site]
 * IRC Nick: svaksha @irc.freenode.net
 * Email : svaksha@OMITgmail.com
 * [http://www.svaksha.com Personal web-site]
 * [https://launchpad.net/people/svaksha My Launchpad page]
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= FLOSS Volunteer =
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= FLOSS Volunteer contribution =

* Administer 2 mailing lists with [http://www.linuxchix.org LinuxChix], an online community for women "using" Linux.

* Wrote a Sanskrit (SA) language locale with Christian (bubulle) Perrier which awaits inclusion in the Debian package : belocs-locales-data and also in package: locales (version: 2.3.5-6) 
 * Administer 2 mailing lists (newchix and jobs) with [http://www.linuxchix.org LinuxChix], an online community for women "using" Linux.
 * Co-wrote a [http://lists.debian.org/debian-glibc/2005/10/msg00008.html Sanskrit (SA)] language locale with Christian (bubulle) Perrier which awaits inclusion in the Debian package : belocs-locales-data and also in package: locales (version: 2.3.5-6).
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= Ubuntu Volunteer =
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= Ubuntu Volunteer contribution =

* List admin for [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-women Ubuntu-Women] mailing list.
 * Set-up and also admin the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-women Ubuntu-Women] mailing list.
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 * Wrote the initial draft for the Ubuntu-IN Loco team & active volunteer.
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[https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-l10n-sa Ubuntu Sanskrit Translators Team]

[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomen Ubuntu-Women] wiki

[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomenMentors Ubuntu-Mentors] wiki

[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Indian Team] wiki
 * [https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-l10n-sa Ubuntu Sanskrit Translators Team]
 * [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomen Ubuntu-Women] wiki
 * [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomenMentors Ubuntu-Mentors] wiki
 * [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Indian Team] wiki
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== Bugs triaged on 2005-10-20 == === Bugs reported ===
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[https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/3419] (rejected)
[https://launchpad.net/products/rosetta/+bug/3228]
[https://launchpad.net/products/rosetta/+bug/3163] (pending) [https://launchpad.net/products/malone/+bug/3385] (wishlist)
 * [https://launchpad.net/products/launchpad/+bug/1545 bug_1545]
 * [https://launchpad.net/products/launchpad/+bug/1558 bug_1558]
 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/launchpad-integration/+bug/3445 bug_3445]
 * Cant remember the numbers for the other bugs filed.

=== Bugs triaged ===

 * [https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/3419 bug_3419]
 * [https://launchpad.net/products/rosetta/+bug/3228 bug_3228]
 * [https://launchpad.net/products/rosetta/+bug/3163 bug_3163]
 * [https://launchpad.net/products/malone/+bug/3385 bug_3385]
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== Ubuntu & I ==
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== Ubuntu and me ==  * Setup [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomen Ubuntu-Women] : I admin its mailing list and by creating this open space we hope to increase the participation of women in the technical arena. To achieve this, I am trying to learn about packaging, testing and learning other technical details about Ubuntu and its relation with Debian and how they work in tandem.
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 * Setup the [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomen Ubuntu-Women] team and admin its mailing list.

Currently many Indian women are active locally as part of translation teams or as Linux users but I would like to see an active participation in the technical arena too. To achieve this, I am trying to learn about packaging, testing and learning other technical details about Ubuntu and its relation with Debian and how they work in tandem.

 * Advocacy and plan of action :

1] Increased Ubuntu-awareness in India : To achieve this I had distributed the first batch of surplus Hoary CD's to many people locally and am happy to note that mostly students used it more than engineers. With Breezy one RH user has become a Ubuntuite. Next, I plan to distribute the Breezy CD's to local school students.

2] With the setting up of our [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Ubuntu-IN] team, we plan to spread Ubuntu among local users. Rather than just evangelising about Ubuntu-Linux and handing out free CD's, a more focussed approach would be to target specific people (non-Linux users willing to try it) and install/dual-boot Ubuntu for them if they cant do it themselves. Direct them to the LoCo team and International help lists, if they need the same.
 * Advocacy and [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Ubuntu-IN] :
 0. To increase Ubuntu-awareness in India, I had distributed my surplus Hoary CD's to many people locally and am happy to note that mostly students used it more than engineers. I plan to distribute the Breezy CD's to local school students and schools.
 1. Increase volunteer translators for Sanskrit. Main impediments are that its a classical language with '''zero''' commercial value resulting in low interest as its practically considered a dead language by many people.
 2. Action plan is := Rather than just evangelising about Ubuntu-Linux and handing out free CD's, a more focussed approach would be to target specific people (non-Linux users willing to try Ubuntu) and install/dual-boot Ubuntu for them if they cant do it themselves.
 3. Collect old computers and install Ubuntu and donate these to students/people/NGO's who cannot but new machines.
 4. With the setting up of our [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Ubuntu-IN] team, we plan to spread Ubuntu among local companies, Laptop and PC vendors.
 6. Increase the visibility by representing and promoting Ubuntu at local FLOSS events.

|| नमस्ते ||


Hello and Welcome !

I am Vidya from India and a proud Ubuntu user. From a dual-boot PC (in early 2005) to a full Ubuntu PC running Breezy today, my Linux journey has been a very positive experience. I had always wanted to volunteer and this came true with the "ship-it" program, which not only provides latest version but also helps spread the Ubuntu-cheer around. Another thing I like the most about FLOSS is the open attitude and freedom granted to anyone with an interest in learning Linux. Each individual has an equal opportunity as there are no irrelevant restrictions on the basis of country, age, qualification, gender, etc... to learn & improve their skills as per their interests,

Contact

FLOSS Volunteer

Ubuntu Volunteer

  • Set-up and also admin the [https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-women Ubuntu-Women] mailing list.

  • Currently translate for the Sanskrit localisation of packages in Ubuntu for Indian languages.
  • Ocassionally squash bugs on Malone and Ubuntu-bugzilla.
  • Wrote the initial draft for the Ubuntu-IN Loco team & active volunteer.

Wiki's and Teams created

Bugs reported

Bugs triaged

Ubuntu & I

  • Setup [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWomen Ubuntu-Women] : I admin its mailing list and by creating this open space we hope to increase the participation of women in the technical arena. To achieve this, I am trying to learn about packaging, testing and learning other technical details about Ubuntu and its relation with Debian and how they work in tandem.

  • Advocacy and [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Ubuntu-IN] :

  • To increase Ubuntu-awareness in India, I had distributed my surplus Hoary CD's to many people locally and am happy to note that mostly students used it more than engineers. I plan to distribute the Breezy CD's to local school students and schools.
  • Increase volunteer translators for Sanskrit. Main impediments are that its a classical language with zero commercial value resulting in low interest as its practically considered a dead language by many people.

  • Action plan is := Rather than just evangelising about Ubuntu-Linux and handing out free CD's, a more focussed approach would be to target specific people (non-Linux users willing to try Ubuntu) and install/dual-boot Ubuntu for them if they cant do it themselves.
  • Collect old computers and install Ubuntu and donate these to students/people/NGO's who cannot but new machines.
  • With the setting up of our [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IndianTeam Ubuntu-IN] team, we plan to spread Ubuntu among local companies, Laptop and PC vendors.

  • Increase the visibility by representing and promoting Ubuntu at local FLOSS events.


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