When a new writer/editor joins the Documentation Project, we ask that he/she introduces themselves on the Fedora Docs mailing list. To sign up for the list, visit the docs list signup page . The primary purpose of this is to begin the process of building trust by learning about the writer/editor, and downloading their GPG key.
The purpose of all this is to break anonymity and foster real-world community within the project. You are under no obligation to reveal personal secrets. The objective is to establish a level of trust with yourself and the other members of the project.
A question to keep in mind is:
~+What do you want to know about people before working with and trusting them?+~
Then tell us what you would want to know about yourself.
- What other projects or writing have you worked on in the past?
- What level and type of computer skills do you have?
- What other skills do you have that might be applicable? User interface design, other so-called soft skills (people skills), programming, etc.
- What makes you an excellent match for the project?
- GPG KEYID and fingerprint
- See Creating GPG Keys for help and instructions if you don't have a GPG key.
- Be sure that your GPG key is uploaded to pgp.mit.edu. Use "gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --send-key KEYID".
- Your GPG fingerprint is 40 hexadecimal characters long, while your KEYID is the last 8 digits.
- Below is an example of the GPG text suitable for cut & paste into your self-introduction e-mail.
[warren@computer ~] # gpg --fingerprint 54A2ACF1 pub 1024D/54A2ACF1 2002-11-25 Warren Togami (Linux) <firstname.lastname@example.org> Key fingerprint = 785A 304B 08C1 F291 F54F 9A68 6BDD FE8E 54A2 ACF1 sub 2048g/4AD75982 2002-11-25 [expires: 2007-11-24]