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On 12/02/16 11:17, Kopimi Security wrote:
> On Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:56:11 AM UTC+1, Andrew David Wong wrote:
>> Unfortunately, the financial necessity of shifting our priorities to 
>> commercial
>> clients will mean that we have less time to work on features that benefit the
>> wider, security-minded open source community, which has been our focus for 
>> the
>> past seven years.  This deeply saddens us. (We all use Qubes on our personal
>> computers too!) However, the reality is that ITL can't afford to sustain the
>> open source development of Qubes for much longer. We're running out of time.
>> In an attempt to keep the open source development of Qubes going, we've 
>> teamed
>> up with Open Collective [07], which makes it easier to donate to the Qubes
>> project.  Now, in addition to our Bitcoin fund [08], we can also accept
>> donations via credit card. ITL will not benefit from of any of the money 
>> donated
>> through Open Collective. Instead, the funds will be paid directly to 
>> individual
>> developers who have been hired to work on the open source edition of Qubes.
> I'm excited about this, and wish to support Qubes.
> My first thoughts are "How can Qubes reach a broader community", and "Can the 
> HOWTO's be made more approachable?".
> For example, the section 'assigning-devices' on the /doc/, didn't get into 
> how to actually use a mouse with a sys-usb qube, before at the very end.
> And there, the way it was written gave the impression of giving the answer 
> almost as an afterthought, as if it should have been obvious to everybody.
> As such, it reads as it was written by somebody "too close to the problem".
> Somebody being so familiar with the system that outsiders' inability to grasp 
> the "obvious", escapes him. Or her.
> This is not a unique issue for ITL though, the same problem pops up 
> everywhere when highly technical minded people try to convey something to 
> people who just wants to be *users*!
> So that's what I'm thinking, maybe it would be good for the "evangelization" 
> of Qubes to make some very simple, brief, and to-the-point videos and howto's?

Yes, certainly. Would you be willing to help us with that? :)

- -- 
Andrew David Wong (Axon)
Community Manager, Qubes OS


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