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Re: Self-Introduction: Ville-Pekka Vainio (and something about my summer project)

On 6/8/07, Ville-Pekka Vainio <vpivaini cs helsinki fi> wrote:
Hi all,

I have already been doing Finnish translations and hanging out in #fedora-docs
for a while, but I haven't posted a self-introduction yet, so here it is.


Welcome to the Fedora Docs Project!

I'm a Computer Science major at the University of Helsinki. During the
academic year I live in Helsinki but now during the summer I'll be staying at
my parent's place in Kuopio, Eastern Finland. The time zone here is EEST,
that's UTC + 3.

I'm also in UTC+3 at the moment, but a lot further south.

I have just finished all the courses required for a B.Sc. degree, I will
officially graduate in the fall and then begin my M.Sc. studies.

Congratulations on your degree

I have used Fedora since FC2, Fedora was also the first distribution I've ever
installed. I installed Fedora just because I really liked using the Linux
installation at the CS Department, which was and still is Fedora based.

I've been in the Translation Project for bit more than a year now, doing GUI
translations. I joined originally because I wanted pirut in Finnish, but I
think I've done some translations to nearly every module there is in
translation CVS during this time.

Translating documentation to Finnish is also the reason I joined the Docs
project. I translated release-notes, about-fedora, readme and
readme-burning-isos for Fedora 7 and contributed to the homepage translation.

Great work.


Then something about my summer project. I was chosen to take part in an event
called Summercode Finland 2007. The basic idea is similar to GSoC, but as the
name suggests, this is for Finnish university students. The event is
organized by COSS, The Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions.

My project is about extending MoinMoin to support publication and editing of
man/info pages. The initial idea came from FedoraBounties and Karsten, who's
also mentoring me during this project.

That's a tool that would make life easier and encourage better
built-in documentation.

Here are some links about the project:
<http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SummerOfCode/2007/VillePekkaVainio> - My
project page at Fedora Wiki

<http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/SummercodeFinland2007> - My project page at
Moin wiki, this will propably be more about technical details than the Fedora
wiki page.

<http://www.coss.fi/web/coss/developers/summercode> - Summercode Finland main

My IRC nick is vpv and I'm usually in #fedora-docs. Feel free to contact me,
my intention is to work closely with both Fedora and Moin communities.

I've seen you in the #fedora-docs channel. Introduce yourself to me sometime.
And good luck on the summer project.

John Babich
Volunteer, Fedora Docs Project

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