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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: Onboarding Experience, Knowledge Architecture, Events and D&I
Date Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:09:26 GMT
Hi Griselda,

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM Griselda Cuevas <> wrote:
> ...The projects I'm working on are:
>    1. New Contributor/Comitter Onboarding Experience
>    2. Knowledge Base Architecture for projects (documentation)
>    3. Events
>    4. Diversity & Inclusion, focuses in LatinAmerica ...

I think these are all great topics, thanks for sharing!

My comment as someone who's been around Apache for quite a while is
that "big" initiatives tend to be abandoned after some time, as our
community members tend to come and go and their availability varies
over time.

I'm much more of fan of small, concrete things that help us progress
in those areas. Blog posts that stand on their own and stay around
forever, concrete actions at our conferences and events that help
foster diversity, etc...

As an example, I would be very skeptical about a Foundation-wide
initiative for a knowledge base architecture. But if you find one or
two projects who are willing to participate in such an experiment by
reworking their documentation I would be very enthusiastic - their
docs would probably improve in the process and can later serve as
examples for others, and the energy invested is directly valuable.

I hope I'm not being too negative - this sounds like a great
initiative and I hope we can channel it so it brings long-term value
to the Foundation.


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