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

John Babich jmbabich at
Fri Jun 8 07:32:28 UTC 2007

On 6/8/07, Ville-Pekka Vainio <vpivaini at> 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:
> <> - My
> project page at Fedora Wiki
> <> - My project page at
> Moin wiki, this will propably be more about technical details than the Fedora
> wiki page.
> <> - Summercode Finland main
> page
> 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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