[Meego-community] Who makes the Community WG (was RE: email/forum integration....)
dneary at maemo.org
Thu Apr 8 07:06:45 CDT 2010
quim.gil at nokia.com wrote:
> I'm talking about people with a known role or committed tasks at
> hand, based on http://wiki.meego.com/Community_working_group#Structure
> Ok, I should have added Reggie since, for obvious reasons, appears
> there as forum coordinator. There are more names of people that is
> volunteering to take part in other teams - thank you! However, such
> teams are still not structured and there are no official owners. The
> rest is still unclear looking at that section, which is the best place
> we have now to document
> The 40 people you mention are at
> where it says "MeeGo members interested in taking an active role in this
> working group. Please move your names to the team(s) where you want to
> contribute regularly. Better to choose one than many."
> Since this is a working group, it is reasonable to expect that their
> official members have a defined piece of work they are assuming. Then
> again this is an open group so anybody is free to be involved only at a
> discussion level, which also helps.
> Is it clearer now with the explanation above?
Only slightly :)
The confusion comes (for me) from mixing appointments with "please
volunteer for stuff you're inetrested in". Appointments implies that you
will be inviting people to take on tasks or join teams, "please move
your name" implies that it is up to people to do what's important. Where
does the "official members" and "defined work" end, and the unofficial
members and undefined work start?
>> In summary, what can I do today? I have no idea where I can just fire
>> ahead and help, and where I need permission or need to be invited to a
>> team before I can do something.
> Nobody really can't tell you what you want to do. :)
> Wasn't you one of the guys pushing
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemowiki_Action_Group ? Isn't the MediWiki
> team empty atm? That would be an idea. Or any better idea you have.
Sure, I have ideas. I would love to draft some wiki guidelines & try to
organise some wiki editors. But do I wait until I'm invited, or do I
just start, that is the question?
As you can see, I've also been proposing making contributions (when the
opportunity arises) in documentation toolchain & licencing discussions,
and community metrics, and project governance (such as my council
proposal which was not that well received). It all seems kind of meta
activity for the moment, rather than Getting Stuff Done.
Also (and this is not a minor concern) I'm wondering whether any time I
give to MeeGo might come under the terms of my Maemo work, or whether it
is independent & thus 100% volunteer effort. if it doesn't then that
means that while I'm eager to help, I will have less time to do so.
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