#212 Welcome to Fedora ingli
Opened 4 months ago by alciregi. Modified 4 months ago

Hello @ingli ! Welcome to Fedora!

Before we begin, please subscribe to the Fedora join mailing list at
fedora-join@lists.fedoraproject.org
.
We use this list for general discussion, and it is also where the community
shares tasks that need help.

These links are a good read to begin with. They tell you what the Free/Open
Source community is about, and then they'll introduce you to Fedora: what
Fedora is all about, and what we do, and of course, how we do it:

Next, when you're ready, could you please introduce yourself (preferably on
the list) so that the community can get to know you? (interests, skills,
anything you wish to say about yourself really)

Finally, could you let us know how you learned about the Fedora project? Was it
from a colleague, or social media, for example?

If you have any questions at all, please ask! We'll use this ticket to keep in
touch! :)


Copy&paste from a ticket opened by @ingli

Happily I tried to subscribe to the Fedora join mailing list at
fedora-join@lists.fedoraproject.org
.

I have been and am moderating several mailman lists with +1k subscribers – but so far, I feel, I have difficulties understanding the implementation of the mailman list here... I would have expected an automated email to me saying I am subscribed? So, as I am not getting that, I am writing here :) I hope that's ok for you.

Ok, after some years of bug reporting on bugzilla, I might say, I am "joining" sideways. I felt I am somehow in the margins of the community for a long time. But I never stumbled upon this SIG's process to "join". That it exists, I learned implicitly via https://pagure.io/fedora-join/Fedora-Join/issue/264.

Thank you for the links on "what Fedora is all about, and what we do, and of course, how we do it". Current Objectives point me to https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Objectives/CommunityOutreachRevamp - looks interesting, but not clear to me where we are in the process.

Badges - yeah, I noticed these a while ago. Interestingly, I have no White Rabbit :( I would love one. But my time zone is already correct... But will use this ticket's pointer as a prompt to re-save it.

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/commops/outreach-badges/first-steps/#crypto-badger asks me to upload an SSH Key. I have done that some time ago. Did not get a badge, I think. Same is the case for GPG - no badge but I have attached my GPG Key ID.

How to be a successful contributor is a very helpful read. Thank you. So, please read my notes above as friendly wondering, not as an indication that there is anything very wrong here... I am just a bit puzzled. It seems like the framing in that document shifts from community to organisations. I did not really expect that. Hmm, am I welcome with my interest to join the community, I wonder(?). Well, maybe my intro words help...

OK this is me. I am interested in socio-technical complexities and environmental issues. Skills? Well, I guess you are interested in the IT-related skills. Well, as I said above, mailman I can post to and administrate, git I use every day for LaTeX projects, I compile software that I need but is not yet available on the repos. At the moment I do not think I will be a programmer any time soon. Culture, diversity, bias, political economy, environmental dimensions (especially carbon) might be potentially of overlapping interest between the Fedora world and my non-Fedora-life.

How did I learned about the Fedora project? Back in 2015 I had a new Mac Powerbook and I was looking for a Linux distribution that I could run on it; I only managed to get Fedora to run, no other distribution. Afterwards I started to appreciate many aspects of the politics and culture of Fedora, so I sticked around.

My personal medium term objective is to learn to package https://github.com/ccbogel/QualCoder.

Thanks for including me in this process

Hey @ingli
Thank you for your articulated message.

I will take the time to answer with my thoughts in the near future.
About badges: the Fedora Project is a constantly evolving creature. Things are changing, people comes and go, it is not always simple to keep track of all. So yes, sometimes things get broken, like sometimes documents become outdated. And nobody cares. It happens. And it is difficult to fix something if you never handled it before. Well, you can try to contact the badges team, and ask what's going on, and report to use what you discover. (It is not the first time someone reported to us this issue with these badges, and I still don't understand if the system is broken, if someone is working on it, and so on).

Thanks again.
See you.

Just re-checked the fedora-join@lists.fedoraproject.org subscription.

Automatically, the list server subscribed me with ingli@fedoraproject.org - but that email does not seem to work. At least, my mail server cannot post anything to it. Should it be able to?

About badges: the Fedora Project is a constantly evolving creature. Things are changing, people comes and go, it is not always simple to keep track of all. So yes, sometimes things get broken, like sometimes documents become outdated. And nobody cares. It happens. And it is difficult to fix something if you never handled it before. Well, you can try to contact the badges team, and ask what's going on, and report to use what you discover. (It is not the first time someone reported to us this issue with these badges, and I still don't understand if the system is broken, if someone is working on it, and so on).

Done - reported as https://github.com/fedora-infra/tahrir/issues/454

Just re-checked the fedora-join@lists.fedoraproject.org subscription.

Automatically, the list server subscribed me with ingli@fedoraproject.org - but that email does not seem to work. At least, my mail server cannot post anything to it. Should it be able to?

Yes. It is not supposed to work. Such alias works only if you are in some FAS group (usually whe use the term CLA+1). [1]
And yes, there is this "bug", where the suggested email address is the @fedoraproject.org one, while if you are a newcomer you should use your personal address.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EmailAliases

Metadata Update from @alciregi:
- Custom field Temporary membership granted on adjusted to 2022-01-07
- Issue tagged with: C: Temporary membership approved

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