Edubuntu Wants You
Have you been using Edubuntu? Are you a coder? Can you read and write in English? Do you enjoy taking long walks on the beach?
Well, if you at least answered Yes to using Edubuntu and being able to read and write in English, then do we have a job for you. If you picked the coder part, there is a lot waiting for you if you are interested. And the long walks on the beach, take a cold shower!
Currently, the Edubuntu team is hard at work producing the Edubuntu Handbook. This will be the documentation of all documentation, outlining and covering every possible aspect of the Edubuntu operating system. How can you help? Easy, take a look at the Task List. If there is something there you think you can help out with, then head on over to the Ubuntu Documentation Projects Repository wiki page to learn the basics of SVN and grab a copy of the current repo. The XML files for the Edubuntu handbook is located in the following directory:
I know, you are probably guessing, “what the heck is XML or Docbook?” No need to worry, as long as you can type it up in an email, OpenOffice.org, or in a text editor, that will be fine.
If you are interested, and would like to know more about the project, head on over to the #edubuntu IRC channel on irc.freenode.net. Ask around in there, as I am sure someone can point you in the right direction to get you started in contributing back to the community.