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Stepping down as leader of the project


Hi everyone,

Over the past few months you may have noticed that I have been rather
absent from my duties as the project leader. Unfortunately due to a
lot of things cropping up I just haven't been able to give this
project as much time as it deserves, and I'd rather step down as the
leader and assume a more casual role than pretend to occupy a position
with responsibilities I cannot fulfill.

It's very painful having to write this message only a year after I
founded the project, especially considering the amazing progress we
have made in such a short time and the good people I have met and
worked with. It is even harder having to do so when many predicted the
team wouldn't last long. Unfortunately my priorities have changed a
lot since the start of this year and I no longer have the time
required to lead the project properly.

I hope that this doesn't adversely affect the team but rather breaks
through a wall that we have been stuck behind since June. The best
possible outcome would be for a new leader to take the reigns, with
proper motivation, fresh ideas and enough time to control the project
towards more of the same success we have had in the past.

>From our statistics it appears that people want a manual, even if we
need to refine our distribution method and content a little to suit
the changing needs of the user. The need for a proper replacement to
help.ubuntu.com certainly still exists and I think USLC is still the
best candidate; I believe if there is any team that would be able to
make it a reality it would be this team.

Of course I will remain involved with the project and do what I can in
my role as a writer for OMG! Ubuntu! to help bring new people to the
team and keep it running. I'm also happy to continue helping Adnane
with the website design if I have any time available.

It has been a fantastic experience working with everyone, and I have
learnt a lot. I hope that we can continue to collaborate on many
projects in the future!

Kind Regards,

Benjamin Humphrey


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