[Nottingham] introduction

WietsE wietse at indymedia.org
Wed Mar 7 22:23:34 GMT 2007


I've just subscribed to the list and thought I'd better introduce 
myself. My name is Wietse, I'm originally from the Netherlands but have 
lived in Nottingham for nearly 5 years now. I have on and off used linux 
but recently got really into it and have started growing a real 
affection to it. Also a real dislike of anything with a copyright tag 
on. Anyway, ever since a mate installed Kubuntu Dapper on my laptop I'm 
hooked. Although I'm interested in some of the more technical stuff that 
makes linux what it is, I'm definitely focussed on the accessebility and 
useability of it.

For the last 2 years I have been heavily involved with the (all 
volunteer) independent media network 'Indymedia' (see: 
http://www.indymedia.org.uk) which runs over 150 open-publishing 
websites to facilitate citizen journalism worldwide. Since August 2005 
some of us have run a local part of it to focus more on local stories 
and issues (see: http://notts.indymedia.org.uk). I've also contributed 
to Wikipedia when and where I could but have recently focussed more on 
the Wikibooks project (see: http://en.wikibooks.org/). At the moment I 
live in Sneinton.

Anyway, I've been meaning to get 'round this for ages. Looking up the 
local user group and maybe get involved in some way, if I can find some 
time. I'll be around in IRC and hope to meet you all at some point.

Cheers, Wietse

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