Volunteer Webmaster Quiz

Want to get involved with www.gnu.org? If you're enthusiastic, and know HTML and a little bit about our work, we'd love to hear from you! As a volunteer GNU webmaster, you'll be doing great work to help support our mission. You can usefully help with webmastering in as little as three hours a week or as much time as you have, on a regular basis.

To see what our typical tasks look like, please check our Webmastering Guidelines. You may be disappointed to find out that these tasks don't call for the elaborate webmastering techniques that are standard nowadays, but on the other hand they are very diverse, and often will require quite a bit of inventiveness on your part. Moreover, they will give you experience in dealing with people and complex organizations, a skill that may be applied to many other areas of life.

Currently, these are the areas that need more help:

If you feel comfortable with our routine tasks, or there is any particular area you would like to work on, please answer the following questions in English as best as you can, in your own words, and email them to <webmasters@gnu.org>, preferably not as an attachment. (If you don't feel like becoming a GNU webmaster after all, there are other ways you can help the GNU Project.)

  1. How much time will you be able to devote each week to webmastering tasks?
  2. What is the GNU operating system, and what is its purpose?
  3. What is the GNU Project?
  4. What does a GNU package maintainer do?
  5. What is free software?
  6. What is open source, and how does it relate to free software?
  7. What is the Free Software Foundation?
  8. How comfortable do you feel reading and writing in English?
  9. Do you have any experience with graphic design?
  10. Do you have any experience with CVS, Subversion or other version control systems?

Ready? Email your completed quiz to <webmasters@gnu.org> with a brief introduction about yourself.