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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Doing open source while maintaining your sanity
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:28:30 GMT
On 11 December 2017 at 14:01, Kevin A. McGrail
<kevin.mcgrail@mcgrail.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/2017 8:49 AM, Branko ─îibej wrote:
>>
>> The vast majority of volunteers at ASF projects are not members and
>> cannot even see the archives of those lists.
>
> Agreed. I was trying to think through a public list, a private list and then
> a way for people to get very private help. Some minor rewrites to move
> things forward:
>
>
> Some Advice about Volunteering:
>
> - Volunteering starts at home: Don't give more than you can afford to give.
>
> - Volunteering doesn't mean unprofessional: Volunteers don't lower their
> standard just because we aren't paid!

Nit:

their ... we

3rd person does not agree with 1st person

s/we/they/ ?

> - Volunteers have lives and jobs: Don't over commit and ask for help EARLY
> if you are overwhelmed, get sick, or just need more assistance.
>
> - Volunteerism and burn out are real issues:

Nit: that reads as though volunteerism and burn out are both issues.

Perhaps put:

- Burn out is a real issue: ...

> If you need help, there are
> lots of members here who understand your pain.  Don't be afraid to
> ask for it!  Reach out to <list to be determined> for public input,
> board-private@apache.org for a more private discussion, or just reach out to

Not sure board-private is appropriate here - perhaps use private@tlp.a.o?

> another member 1:1.
>
> Please don't suffer in silence.  We are all a big Apache family and we are
> here to help!
>
>
>
> Regards,
> KAM
>
>
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