Joining the Fedora doc and trans-de Teams

The history
Since 1994 I’m a Linux enthusiast. In the year 2000 I was installing the first commercially used Linux Systems in Switzerland’s airline industry. Since then I worked in different companies mostly in the outsourcing business.

From 2001 to 2003 I was also contributing some German translations for KDE, as well as writing two Docbook SGML documentation for TLDP.

The current
Since approx. two years I’m working mostly with Red Hat’s RHEL and its derivatives such as CentOS. Later I also switched my desktop and notebooks from openSUSE to Fedora, for obvious reasons: Fedora is the upstream of RHEL and it is more stable.

I’m also a guy that wrote and writes some Bugzilla entries, mostly for RHN Satellite/Spacewalk. Those guys may already know me, I’ll hope they still like me ;-)

First contact to the Fedora community
My first contact with the Fedora community was at FUDCon 2010 in Zürich, Switzerland, my home town. There I recognized that it is indeed a very nice and international community with a lot of interesting people.

This encouraged me to to something for the Fedora project. What can I do? First of all, I’m having some knowledge about technical documentations, thus joining the doc-team. I also have some experience with GNU gettext and my mother tongue is german, so joining the trans-de team makes sense.

The future
I’m a RHCE with some skills in building RPMs, lets see if I can help the project with that too.

Lets have some fun?
Always!

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    8 Responses to “Joining the Fedora doc and trans-de Teams”

    1. red says:

      Welcome to Fedora :) Good to hear you liked FUDCon Zurich and the community there! Also good to know, that there’s more people out there writing a lot of tickets/bugs for satellite/spacewalk ;)

      With your skills you could also join Fedoa QA or the package maintainers and of course the ambassadors – just in case trans-de and doc are not consuming enough time ;)

      You’re not in #fedora-de or #spacewalk, are you?

      – red (FUDCon Zurich 2010 Co-Organizer, FrOSCamp 2010 Co-Organizer, Fedora Package Maintainer, Fedora Proven Tester, former Fedora Ambassador, RHEL/Fedora/Satellite/Spacewalk Engineer @ ETHZ)

      • Luc de Louw says:

        Hi Red,
        Thanks :-)

        I’m not often on IRC, I’ll try to do so more often…

      • Luc de Louw says:

        Hey Red,

        Unfortunately (luckily?) I’ve got a 100% job in IT, so I guess I begin with doc and trans-de. I can promise you that before I’m getting bored, I’m adopting some QA and RPM building stuff ;-)

        The two Satellites @work are “my babies” which helps me to avoid boring tasks, Spacewalk is the outlook to the future of RHN Sat . Needless to say that Spacewalk is just cool :-)

        PS: I was also working @ETHZ a few years ago…

    2. Miroslav Suchy says:

      Great. There are still few untranslated German strings in Spacewalk:
      https://translate.fedoraproject.org/projects/p/spacewalk/
      :)

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    4. Christoph says:

      Hi Luc, we had some long chats at FUDCon and I’m happy to see you are joining us!