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GNU Generation 2.0

by Matt Lee Contributions Published on Mar 25, 2010 10:13 PM
After many successful months of GNU Generation, GNU Generation 2.0 was officially announced at LibrePlanet 2010. This builds upon the original GNU Generation by lowering the entry barrier to free software contribution, and making the program more extensible. So what is new? In a nutshell:
  • Tasks - A new aspect of GNU Generation is "tasks". Tasks are small action items that can be done by more than one person in a short amount of time. In fact, the more people that complete a task, the better! On the wiki, tasks can be found in the Task Box . New tasks will be added periodically. When you complete a task, add yourself to the list of members completed ("Edit with form" tab) and it will show up on your profile.
  • Progress Reports - There are now two types of progress reports: standard Progress Reports, and Task Reports. Progress reports will only occur once every three months (January, April, July, and October) and will consist of all contributions to free software. Also every three months (February, May, August, and November) Task Reports will be submitted. Task Reports will consist of all tasks completed. Progress Reports may include completed tasks, but Task Reports may ONLY contain tasks.
  • Mentoring Organizations - Free software projects that would like to get young people involved have a special page on the wiki. Participants may use the contact information given to inquire about more information.

So what better way to kick off this new GNU Generation than with a T-shirt design contest? All GNU Generation members are eligible to participate. Entries must be submitted by April 12. Each member of the month will win this GNU-Generation-only shirt! The winner of the T-shirt design contest will also win a copy of his/her own design.

So what are you waiting for? If you are or you know a young person, check us out and get started.

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