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November 28th, 2010, 02:23 AM
Hello all:

I am sure you have all seen the amazing application that Team Nicaragua
did... but have you seen the amazing job the Italian team has done with
testing? [1]

Testing is a critical component of the Ubuntu community release cycle
and one that could benefit greatly from increased involvement.

Paolo Sammicheli published the statistics for the Italian team [2] and
the results are astounding. 46.4% of the people had not contributed to
Ubuntu in anyway before the Italian team started their testing team. The
Italian team had 13 approved members after the Lucid cycle and seven of
those had never contributed before. The growth continued in the Maverick
cycle with an additional four members being approved.

I am interested in trying to build some team activities that can be done
on-line by team members that are not near areas with active in-person
meetings. For those interested this is a great way to contribute to the
Ubuntu community and as you can see from the data above it is a great
way to become and approved Ubuntu member.

The first step is to gather interested people and pick a 'team lead' who
can coordinate the activity. Please contact me if you are interested in
being a NY LoCo Tester or if you would like to lead the team.


~ cprofitt

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/LoCoTeam
[2] http://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/PaoloSammicheli/LoCoTesting

November 28th, 2010, 07:13 AM
I'm interested. I'm the newcomer whose reports won't really mean much in the beginning (a/p the Italian experience). It looks like a good way to make a meaningful contribution with limited experience with Ubuntu.

Let me know what I can do.

February 9th, 2011, 12:47 AM
I realize this thread is a little old, but I would be extremely interested in being a NY LoCo Tester. Like BeachBuddah, I am also new to Ubuntu so I don't know how valuable my contributions will be but I am eager to learn and to contribute in any way possible. Let me know what I need to do to get started.