Ideas for promoting debian
I am new to debian, coming from Ubuntu. I changed because of the lack
of stability after day-to-day upgrades.
I have been into Ubuntu's qa list for long (still in there), and
thought I haven't taken much part but giving my opinion, and a pair of
more threads about d-i automated install etc., I saw that they are not
just a QA team perse.
They meet weekly for qa stuff, but they also, for example now atm are
prepairing classroom sessions to give some training to testers.
The main idea of saying this is not to prepare QA sessions (which
would be great), it is to introduce the idea of doing some courses.
I don't know if this has been thought about, but all the people I know
that use Ubuntu is because are scared from Debian. They think it is
I have to partially agree with them, because installation is quite
messy, if you have propietary firmware (you have to load firmware from
usb etc.), Ubuntu installs all non-free software very easily and I
think that might be an option for noobie users.
In the same row, I think that there are two ways to take out those
demotivations. The first one is going ubuntu way (which I don't like),
and the second one is giving some short of initiation courses.
I like very much the format coursera.org has, though this is not
applicable in this case, just because assignements don't make much
To sum up, I drop here the idea of making a series of courses (maybe
via google hangout, or maybe recorded tutos) that I am sure will make
much more on aproaching more people to this project named Debian.
I would like to hear back from you,
 Classroom sessions preparation: