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Re: Welcome team progress, local groups interest


Very happy with knowing the group exists and will progress. Welcome to
you! Personally I am very intetested in these matters as I think free
software is so much technical-focus, and not user enough. The result is
that our ethical is not growing up. There are technical things to fix
sure, but especially a political message to promote and which is not
understandable enough today. I think social contract in Debian gives
means to promote free software as a universal way to do computer,
provided computer is accessible regardless physical disability; and to
reach everyone, computing needs to be supported by hyman sciences (so
any techno should be provided with, if needed, easy ways to be supported
by someone, physically or remotely.

Hence some questions:
1. Should not Welcope team have a mailing list? IRC is mainly used by
geeks today
2. Should not Debian have an official Facebook group, to reach another
kind of users?
Idem for other social networks.


Le 11/08/2017 à 22:57, Fabián Rodríguez a écrit :
> Hello,
> I am at DebConf 17 in Montreal (my first DebConf), it has been a
> fantastic week to meet many people I have interacted with online (or not).
> My focus was on making the Welcome team progress and increase membership
> (welcome ClaraTrT!). After attending several BoFs and talking to many of
> you from differents places and backgrounds it appeared obvious there
> needs to be close collaboration and feedback between Welcome team,
> publicity, web and doc teams. I was lucky to be able to host a BoF and
> those who attended made suggestions and comments on the mission and
> objectives too.
> As a result I joined the publicity team and will be contributing there
> as time permits. Over the next few days I will be getting in touch with
> all listed Local Groups on the wiki to let them know about this. It
> seems the most productive way to increase the awareness of Debian
> activity in this context (new users/contributors) is to sollicit the
> Local Groups to contribute news items and to translate and use the
> Welcome Team landing pages:
> https://wiki.debian.org/Welcome
> https://wiki.debian.org/Welcome/Users
> https://wiki.debian.org/Welcome/Contributors
> For now this is on the wiki and I hope to learn more about the web team
> to contribute this more formally there. It's also a bit chaotic but I
> hope to apply all I learned and noted in the next few days. Anyone
> interested should be able to catch up with us on IRC (#debian-welcome) -
> or here, as appropriate.
> Cheers,
> - Fabian

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