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Re: [gNewSense-users] helping out - trying

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] helping out - trying
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:50:03 +1030
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Dean wrote:
> Hey all!
> I just wanted to say that I would love to help out a bit more. I have a fair 
> amount of free time on my hands. I do not have good coding skills and would 
> be embarassed to attempt very much using those limited skills. Otherwise - 
> anything pretty much goes. I am not opposed to learning some skills to help 
> out but it cannot be something overly complex because I do not have large 
> blocks of time to dedicate to learning but I do have some free time here and 
> there.
> I would like to say that I personally need a bit more direction than "go get 
> 'em". Some idea of direction, basic idea of method, and so forth. I have been 
> married for half of my life so I am afraid I do not have much initiative left 
> in me anymore but I am use to being bossed around a lot! :)
You can help in several other ways if you want. [1] First is
documentation, as the wiki entry needs a bit of work ;). second huge job
is the freedom verification [2]. If you can shell script, perhaps you
could write a gen- script to free a package :)


> I feel silly writing this email and even more silly sending it. But anyway.
> I thought about a Iced-gNewSense using icewm maybe?
> Still thinking about a installer project, too.
> Here is the notsosimple wiki skin I was playing with a little.
> I am not sure what all should be coded in the skin and what is coded in the 
> configs so it is basically just a logo insertion in the skin and some header 
> words removed. You can download the modded skin at 
> Thanks for all the hard work!
> Dean

Karl Goetz
User of gNewSense: Free as in Freedom -
Australian Ubuntu users team -
User of Debian, The Universal Operating System -

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