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Eighteen months ago I started a process of selection of collaborators MuyLinux that had some success: if you remember that occasion, after a couple of filters I was able to select no fewer than 12 people to be contributing their ideas and enthusiasm to this blog.
initial selection of that ended up being only two employees: Nismrc , who took quite for a while but had to quit a few months ago and WIN Metalbyte , has been a fantastic partner and also for business reduce its stake in MuyLinux but still active when you can.
That led me to seek help, as in the previous occasion the principles of this selection process are the same , so in fact I simply copy and paste (with some small adaptation) requirements and basic aspects of this initiative:
is a collaboration of payment : we writers are passionate about technology in general but especially for Linux, Free Software and Open Source, who want to help you learn more Alternatively this type of software, but do so freely. If you have wanted to write about your distribution or favorite Open Source project, you have very Linux site. Despite what you may believe and that belongs to TPNet MuyLinux, this is not a commercial blog, advertising that exists on the page is not pincháis AdSense and a lot (I understand that many heap up like AdBlock and extensions, but the truth is that it does not help much) and as such there is no financial compensation.
Expertise and neutrality … : general topics try to play, but as you know many of the items are related to Ubuntu being the most popular distribution. However with this type of collaboration would find specialized users of all types of distributions: Debian, Mandriva, Fedora, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Linux Mint, Slackware, and anyone with a web site like this, and contents leave the subject of “pure distro” to go to Open Source projects that do not have to be focused on Linux, and also affect Windows or Mac OS X, BSD, etc.. Thus employees would focus on the news … not limited to, of course. The goal: to cover as many distros and projects with the greatest detail possible, and by people who in one way or another is involved in these projects. That’s right: one of the prerequisites is to be objective and neutral as possible (despite the affinities may have a certain distribution or application FLOSS) without sin in extremes that do nothing to harm the Linux ecosystem, which is already has been much discussed in many posts MuyLinux.
without stress : ideally, the most frequent collaborations were possible, but if you collaborate what you do for leisure, not business. It’s a good way to help raise awareness Linux and Open Source readers, and also that you gain tables, and to help in a project like this is always interesting to put on the CV is not it? In fact, the collaboration will also serve as a learning process for all who are interested in this type of activity in the future.
Commitment : This item is new and especially important. I do not seek partners for 2 months, even for 6. Project is a medium-long term, and the first team that was not clear. If you think you are going to be working a few months, I prefer not apuntéis, because most of the contributors to the last selection ended leaving without writing any article or almost none, and abandoning the project almost without saying anything. In MuyLinux seek people who have a comfortable position that allows you to work with enthusiasm and without stress (do not I will ask for a newspaper article or anything, but you decide what pace), and also will not change the situation in the short time.
more possibilities in the future : the idea is limited to MuyLinux at the moment because this website gives an excellent opportunity to create community, but we must also say that employees could make the jump below – if they care too, of course, become part of the team TPNet to post content, eg MuyComputer, and most important gathering.
Selection Process : all the emails that you send will be studied to be trying to create a filter with the most interesting candidates, and I will be solely responsible for this process. Now that my alias supondréis (techy) I’m with little girls:) And notice, I will be demanding because I want is to give the blog more quantity, but above all better quality. There are many people out there (some of which occasionally comentáis would ficharos course, but it’s better if you are interested mail command them first) who knows more about many issues that I, so it would be great to build a portal much more ambitious and diversified Linux and Open Source topics. The process probably has a couple of stages in each of which will speak to the “survivors”) to write a test article. And from there we will go.
MuyLinux ” (without more) to firstname.lastname@example.org . Although not necessary that includes a formal CV, it is desirable that certain information about you incluyérais. In the message that you send incluyérais I would like the following (not to do so will be less likely):
in a few lines Telling your experience with Linux
Distribution or distributions with which you work regularly
Applications where you consider yourself advanced users and those who could speak (program guides, system administration, GIMP, Blender, for example.)
If you have
alias with which comentáis on the blog , I would like to review your comments
If you write in
a personal blog or otherwise, that experience is also valued
ideal message would be something like this (the sender is fictitious, of course;)):
From: mark.shuttleworth @ ubuntu.com
Subject: Collaboration MuyLinux
My name is Mark Shuttleworth and I have seen the article in MuyLinux which indicates that you are looking for collaborators. I have long been using Linux and the truth is that I have time and inclination to try to contribute my bit to the community. As discussed in that article, this is a bit of a “snapshot” of my experience with Linux and FLOSS:
I started using Linux in college for an internship, and ended up installing an openSUSE xx in 2003. I have since gone through several distributions, but openSUSE is still my favorite.
As I mentioned, I’m a fan of openSUSE, but I have installed Ubuntu and Arch Linux, but do not use much much less.
I like make my own bash scripts for all kinds of tasks, and once I tried to work with OpenSource projects, especially in translation tasks some applications such as xxxx (link to your collaboration in the xxxx project, such as your LaunchPad page)
MuyLinux takes time commenting on my alias is herebedragons
For a time I wrote in www.markshuttleworth.com, but I’d love to collaborate on MuyLinux. I have also written articles like this (link), this (link) or this (link) on the Ubuntu web site (link).
I look forward to working with you, greetings and thank you
So I hope your post over the next 7 days in which this post will be highlighted. After that first week I will ask a filter and a free post and a post binding, which you should write to a maximum of 2 days. After this second filter, the team hope to announce new partners. Thanks
Update (10/25/2011) : We continue to hunt for new partners, but the truth is that I am pleasantly surprised by the initial post, some of which promise much. There are already some 40 candidates, but as you know until next Thursday will continue to accept your messages, so … encourage one
Update (10/27/2011) : As I warned last week, this first phase of the request of employees ends today, so if you have enthusiasm for working in MuyLinux, please send an email following the instructions in this article .