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From Venkat Raman <>
Subject Re: Guiding volunteers
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:54:42 GMT
Hi -

It would be extremely helpful to have systems like savannah to newbies to
dive in based on their skill sets and area of interest.I would like to
contribute as well. But, struggling in the same way as others to get


On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:57 PM, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:

> On 2/4/2016 10:35 AM, Greg Chase wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 3:25 PM, Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:
>> An alternative approach would be a help-wanted page, organized according
>>> to skills, maintained on the same sort of system as the board agenda.
>>> Each
>>> PMC chair whose project is looking for volunteers would supply
>>> information
>>> about their needs. The result would be a public web page potential
>>> volunteers could search.
>>> Ideally, it would be on a whimsey-like system, but a start could be made
>>> by just defining a format and keeping the master page in a PMC chair
>>> accessible SVN archive.
>>> This is a wonderful idea.  I've been looking for a way to get the various
>> incubating communities I'm helping organize recruit new contributors.
>> This
>> would help solve this problem by making it easier for (p)PMC's to
>> articulate what they would like help with from new community members.
>> Obviously it would be an adhoc system, and up to projects to fill out and
>> keep their want ad's up to date.  Perhaps a rule of the system would be
>> that want ads are automatically deleted after a month if they aren't
>> visited and renewed by project members to verify they are still current.
> I like the idea of automatic disappearance, but maybe make it three months
> and tie it to the board report cycle - every time a PMC files a board
> report, it should also check and update its help wanted.
>> So basically, I'm volunteering to help here :)
> I would also like to help, but don't know how to get something like this
> started.
> Patricia

Thanks & Regards,

Venkat Raman. R

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