I was encouraged by the Ubuntu Community Council to share the status of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, and unfortunately it is an area of contribution that I have stepped back on. Once Elizabeth K. Joseph left after Issue 500, it was left to myself, Chris Guiver, and others. We made things work for a few weeks, but over time, I couldn’t manage to spend time every week managing things, and I felt bad for the little amount of contributors we had being overstretched. So things slipped, and issues haven’t been published for months. To be completely honest, I feel burned out, and I would like to spend time working on other things.
The Community Council has encouraged me to hand over things gracefully and without things being in a state of uncertainty; not doing so is a CoC violation, and I deeply apologize for anyone who has wanted to contribute but has been blocked because of this. But I think it’s time for me to pass the torch onto someone else who has the time, motivation, and dedication to spend working on UWN consistently.
I will am willing to train anyone on the procedures, editing policies, etc. but in general I think UWN needs a new vision and goalset, so that it’s easier and more fun to contribute. I don’t know what it would be, and like I said before, I no longer have the time or motivation to pursue that or participate in those discussions. But if any potential contributors would like to come forward and present ideas that they’re willing to help implement, by all means.
Thanks for the understanding, and I hope to see UWN in better hands.