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Re: Stepping down as Author Coordinator


Hi John,

Best of luck with the race car. Is that something that would be
televised anywhere, or just something between colleges and universities?
As for the manual and the project, I'd say we're here and will take
whatever you can offer. Even if it's only a few minutes each cycle.
I'll second your choices for coordinator (Jim or Cartsen).

As for shortcomings, I honestly can't think of any. When I joined the
project, it was pretty disorganized. You, Kevin, and Hannie did an
excellent job of getting us in line, and then reorganizing the entire
project. I mean look at it like this: When I started, we would release a
manual about the same time the next version of Ubuntu was being
released. Now, we are releasing the manual on the same day as it's
version is released (at least for English translations).

If there were anything that could be improved, I would say communicating
with the team before we actually start writing. But in looking at that,
I don't think there's really a huge gap between when we release the
current version, and when we start on the next version (as far as
communication goes).

Again, best of luck, and we'll be here whenever you want to help out. :)

Have a great weekend.:)

On Wed, 2013-05-08 at 16:40 +0300, c7p wrote: 
> Hey guys, 
> i'm happy that we start rolling for the next release from now.
> I think that we achieved something important all these years, a
> successful project that lasts.
> Since the 11.10 series i am author coordinator, a role that i like
> very much and from which i have tried to do the best for the project.
> Being author coordinator is highly demanding and consequently very
> time-consuming. You have to be always there for the project, and your
> authors.
> Recently, i joined a university team that designs, manufactures and
> run a single-seated racecar.
> I think that this team will give me the opportunity to do something
> really cool, that i won't be able to do in the rest of my life
> probably.
> So it's a "Now or never !" moment.
> I don't know how much time i'll have to spare on the Ubuntu Manual and
> i don't want to hold the project back in any case.
> I love the author coordinator role very much, but above all i love the
> project and its people, you, a great community.
> So i think for the best of the project someone else should take this
> role, and coordinate the authors and help them get started.
> I don't want my relinquishment disrupt the project and next series so
> i' ve started contacting project members that are highly active 
> and that in my opinion are appropriate for the role. I've contacted
> Cartsen Gerlach and Jim Connett, although i had others in mind too
> (Patrick, Silvie). 
> Jim seemed very interested and with a great appetite in contributing
> as an author coordinator. 
> I recommend you Jim Connett as author co-ordinator for the next
> series. 
> We are an open project so if there are any objections it would be
> constructive to be heard.
> Finishing i would like your being honest with me and criticize me as
> being author coordinator.
> I want to know what i did right and mainly what i did wrong, hoping to
> improve myself.
> Please be honest even if you think that your comments would be
> offensive, i'l take it as honest criticism.
> Thank you for your time, have a great day indeed!
> ps: I'm not leaving the project :), but I won't be as active as i was.
> So apart from role nothing changes between me and the project, hoping
> to prove that in practice :)
> --John
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