Welcome - an introduction
The goal of this forum section is to discuss and improve the website GetGNULinux.org . This is a short intro so you feel a little at home... Please feel most welcome and don't hesitate to voice opinions.
I (Olivier, alias ariadacapo) am the main author behind the website for now, but really wish to open it up to a community. It is now benefiting from the help and contribution of many people. I hope you join us! Here are a few things about the spirit of the website:
- GetGNULinux.org is about spreading the use of free software. We do not want to promote GNU/Linux on the basis of convenience, coolness, etc - this comes second behind the fact that it's free as in freedom.
- We want to switch everyday users. Roughly said, this means "Mum", "Joe User", "Bob" : someone who probably was brave enough to install Firefox, but with little interest in transparent taskbars, and doesn't want to know what a root user or a kernel is.
- We stick to two distributions and try to avoid endless debates about the best choice... See this website FAQ post[url] and some discussions ([url=http://www.nuxified.org/change_suse_distribution_for_another_one]1, 2).
- We want to be a friendly website for people to learn about Linux and switching to it. As such, we are not a support forum (Nuxified.org is the place for that! =), not a large everything-Linux online reference, not an anti-Microsoft crusade guide. We strive to be short, simple, clear, friendly, professional-looking.
- We're independent. We talk on Nuxified.org forums about Ubuntu, Firefox, OpenOffice.org, FSF-related issues, but aren't affiliated with anyone and are non-commercial.
- And despite the severe tone of the intro, we are having fun doing this Feel at home, this is not a bizarre sect, just a friendly meeting place!
To know the website better, here are a few convenient tools:
- a site map
- a change log to read what's been modified lately.
- a zip file to download, containing all of the website pages in html format.
- the community.getgnulinux.org page with links to the various wikis in use
My idea for now is to build a very solid website while keeping the existing ideas and objectives. At this point, I will keep the control and final word on what is being done to the site for the first few months.
After that, all possibilities are open. My wish is to build a living community around the site, so that we may for example start things like translations.
In the future if it all works out, there are many things we could do, outside of the website, as a SpreadGNULinux initiative.
Above all, any kind of contribution is welcome. Simply suggesting things can help us. I hope to read you soon in the forums !