On Mon, 2022-11-07 at 13:39 +0000, Alessio wrote:
Ciao Marco, and welcome!
Thank you very much.
As suggested on the ticket in pagure.io, I will write down a bit more
I live in Trieste, Italy, a city in north-east part of Italy, very
close to the neighboring country Slovenia. Trieste is a delightful
seaside city, notorious for its 'Barcolana', a historic international
sailing regatta that involves thousands of ships in a sailing race. I
study computer science there at the university. I recently heard there
is a Linux User Group in the city, I'm going to attend their meetings
My main motivations for helping and contributing in Fedora are to learn
new stuff, to help building the operating system I use and to get in
touch with new, interesting people---the order of these three reasons
doesn't matter. I find this operating system a good choice when it
comes to software development and, generally speaking, when it comes to
have a solid, well tested, machine you can rely on. The community is
very welcoming and warm: I first had a taste of it on the Telegram
group, where every technical issue had been elegantly solved in a
matter of minutes.
Speaking of what I am able to do, I am currently building up my
software development skills these months, in particular Java and C++
skills, plus some web programming skills. I also know C language and a
bit of lua; I still have a lot to learn.
I regularly enjoy both GNOME and Sway---I already got pointed to look
at the Sway SIG (I heard they are building a new Spin out of Sway). As
I already said, I would also like to maintain some packages I use or
could use that are not present in the main repository.
I enjoy using the commandline, in particular zsh+starship, and in the
past I used zsh+oh-my-zsh. My VCS of choice is git, with which I manage
my (little) projects and classroom notes.
I am also able to manipulate images with GIMP at a basic level (no
professional design skills); my drawing skills, instead, are close to
My past contributions to free and open source related projects were at
an Italian volunteering group named 'Etica Digitale' (Digital Ethics),
involved in journalism and news production related to digital ethics
topics such as privacy, digital rights, and similarly important
subjects. My goal in the project was to write and maintain a guide for
newcomers and unexperienced people to help them using more privacy-
respecting technologies (for instance, the guide included slow and
simple explanations on why privacy is important, why care of it, and
how to do it, by incorporating step-by-step guides on substituting
proprietary applications with free ones both on mobile and on computer
platforms). I left the project a year ago due to serious divergence of
views with the current project holder, specially in relation to the
nature of the group and its future goals; still, the idea of a simple
guide, step-by-step, to help unexperienced people gain more control
over their privacy captivates me.
Currently I cannot spend time contributing to Fedora, a thing that will
change as I settle down some engagments and obligations I currently
have. I think that, after an initial time of sudden learning of new
things, I might spend at least 4 hours a week contributing. My plan is
to start slow and then adjust on some schedule I find comfortable to
not mess up things in both life and Fedora.
I usually communicate through Telegram or Matrix. I never used mailing
lists before. This is my first use of a mailing list, so forgive me for
any mistake :)