On 02/25/2018 01:01 PM, Harris Kenny wrote:
My name is Harris Kenny (kenhara). I am new to contributing to Fedora
but have been running Fedora for several years on my personal machines.
Hi Harris! Welcome to the Fedora CommOps mailing list. We're happy to
have you here with us.
I first learned about Fedora at Open Hardware Summit 2015, where I
Tom Callaway (spot). I enjoy the active community and stability of
Fedora and have relied on its documentation as a new GNU/Linux user. I
would love to help expand the documentation to help future new users.
I want contribute to the Fedora Wiki because I have experience writing
documentation. I specifically want to start by helping with
documentation for 0 A.D. (0ad
>), which I recently
discovered and love.
If you're interested in improving Fedora documentation, I would also
recommend checking out the Docs team. A lot of work is happening now to
"re-tool" the Docs team. If you are interested in updating existing
documentation or writing new documentation, I would recommend working
with the Docs team on the best way to do this.
I've also CC'd their mailing list in this reply. You can check out their
Though this is a personal application to join commops, my
work is relevant too. I work for Aleph Objects, Inc., manufacturer of
LulzBot 3D printers. LulzBot printers are Free/Libre/Open Source, both
the first product certified by the FSF
the first printer certified by OSHWA
You may also be interested in the 3D Printing SIG in Fedora. I haven't
participated much with their SIG to know what tasks they are working on,
but you may find it interesting to check out. I also know Tom, who you
met, is a part of this SIG!
I started in Marketing at the company, helping establish
tutorials, email newsletters, social media, digital advertising, trade
shows, public relations, etc. with all Free/Libre tools. Cura LulzBot
Edition software is also packaged for Fedora (see: cura-lulzbot
In another personal capacity, I serve as Treasurer on the Board of
Directors at OSHWA. I have also contributed writing to opensource.com
;, among other places.
Besides contributions to Wikipedia, this is the first time I'm looking
to personally contribute to an open source project (outside of work).
I'd love any articles or tips on how to get started and avoid obvious
new contributor mistakes :) (Bootstrapped
seems like a good start)
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Sounds like you have a lot of experience with open source – it will be
great to have you with us!
In the meanwhile, I would recommend "getting bootstrapped". At the Docs
FAD a couple weeks ago, I created a page to help explain how to do this.
It's not officially published yet, but you may find it useful!
Let us know if you have any other questions. Hope to see you around. :-)
Justin W. Flory