Re: The Debian Project Newsletter
On Apr 2, 2010, at 10:37, francis southern wrote:
> I'll try my best to keep an eye on the newsletter as it progresses,
> but if you (or anyone else reading this) have anything that you'd like
> me to look over don't hesitate to email me. I'm currently working as
> an English teacher, I have some proofreading ability, and I'm
> desperate to help out the Debian project in any way that I can! :)
One of the things that the newsletter will need is consistent reportage from the debian world. This means following mailing lists, picking up interesting articles on blogs, in the press, on sites like debian-administration, etc. Obviously pulling stuff from debian-announce and debian-devel and integrating that into a nice short article is probably the best way to get important information to a wider audience, but there are other sources of info too.
Another key is staying power. Projects like this often boil down to a core of individuals who do everything and when one of them has suddenly more work at their day job, the project suffers. We're all volunteers here and there is no point apportioning blame, we ought to be grateful for any volunteer effort. The project is certainly more likely to succeed however if it has a stable group that contribute at least a little bit in each issue.
So there is more to do that just copy editing, I'm sure your skills would be highly useful writing articles and gathering what you think is interesting about the debian community. Hope to see you around! :-)