Comments on: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Needs You! Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph's public journal about open source, DevOps, beer, travel, pink gadgets and her life in the city where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:46:21 +0000 hourly 1 By: akgraner Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:01:31 +0000 Thanks Lyz for posting this as always, you rock!

By: pleia2 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:07:33 +0000 Thanks! We’ve streamlined a considerable amount of the process since last year so it’s much easier than it once was. One of the things is news collection, rather than searching around for news each week we have a bundle of RSS feeds that I search for Linux and Ubuntu in to par down what I’m looking at.

We could just grab the first few lines of each article and use that as a summary, but bloggers don’t write like traditional journalists so it tends to be less useful. If we truly can’t find summary writers that may be the way we have to go, but I’m hopeful that people will show up :)

By: jorge Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:12:19 +0000 Congrats on the 250!

I investigated some ways to get rid of the bus factor and make it easier but then both Amber and I got busy. For example I don’t know why we stick to a wiki when there’s much better tools to publish newsletters.

I created a generated one from all our feeds in a few minutes:

It’d probably be easier to use a tool like that that lets us suck in everything we care about, and then have the humans weed out the unimportant stuff than it is to generate summaries by hand, etc.

Anyway just something to think about!