Please forgive my lack of German language. I can only read a little German, which is why I could find the proper forum to make my request for help.
I am Project Lead for UberStudent, an Ubuntu-based distribution for higher education and advanced secondary students http://uberstudent.org . We could not become a project of Ubuntu because our distribution includes too many packages that are not included in the official Ubuntu repositories. So we are developing our project while respecting Ubuntu and making everything we do benefit all of the Linux community.
We are wishing to create a version of UberStudent for German-speakers. We need people who have the language skills to help us.
Here are specific areas where we need help:
--During undergrad, in which paper formats were you most required to write? In first year courses, in which format were you required to submit papers? In following years, in which then? I ask this because we wish to include templates for each.
--Search Engines in Firefox - If you as a student in Germany could perfectly customize the available search engines in Firefox, what would they be? Make your list!
--Textbooks - how do you get them? Is there a German-based company from which you rent or buy them really cheaply online? In the U.S., where I am, universities have given up running their own bookstores. They don't want the expense of paying their own employees to run a bookstore that sells books to students at a cheap price. They therefore pass that expense to students by contracting with for-profit companies who own the exclusive right to run bookstores at the unoversity. This is very bad, to say the least! Unsurprising, online companies like http://www.chegg.com now rent textbooks to students for much cheaper than they can buy them on campus. Is there a German company that rents textbooks to student? Or that sells them cheaper than they can be bought on campus? Answering this may help a German edition of UberStudent pay for itself.
--Other - we have several programs and some customizations that need to be translated into German. I'm working on creating a Pootle site http://translate.sourceforge.net/wiki/pootle/index where people can very easily help with this. Of course, the programs we've created work well in Ubuntu or any other Debian-based system, and they are open source, so you can be happy that you would be contributing to the whole Linux world. ☺
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