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From pierresm...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1639310 - /directory/site/trunk/content/contribute.mdtext
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:32:34 GMT
Author: pierresmits
Date: Thu Nov 13 11:32:33 2014
New Revision: 1639310

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1639310
Log:
JIRA issue DIR-311: rewording of the 'contribute' page to make it more appealing and inviting
to participate. Reformatting and cleanup. Attempt #1.

Modified:
    directory/site/trunk/content/contribute.mdtext

Modified: directory/site/trunk/content/contribute.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/directory/site/trunk/content/contribute.mdtext?rev=1639310&r1=1639309&r2=1639310&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- directory/site/trunk/content/contribute.mdtext (original)
+++ directory/site/trunk/content/contribute.mdtext Thu Nov 13 11:32:33 2014
@@ -24,18 +24,18 @@ But you can help us and yourself more!
 As we are a community of volunteers working with the guidelines and policies of the Apache
Software Foundation (the Apache Way) in mind, we welcome any kind of input you can provide
to get better products. 
 These contributions, whether you think of reporting bugs, supplying code enhancements, improvements
to our documentation, answering questions in our mailing lists or anywhere else are valuable
to us. Because these will help us in helping you.
 
-You can also consider donating in other ways to the Apache Software Foundation. Look for
more information on that subject at this pages: [resource donation](http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html)
or [sponsorship program](http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html).
+You can also consider **donating** in other ways to the Apache Software Foundation. Look
for more information on that subject at this pages: [resource donation](http://www.apache.org/foundation/contributing.html)
or [sponsorship program](http://apache.org/foundation/sponsorship.html).
 
-So, you consider contributing to our project. But how do you go about achieving this? 
+So, you consider **contributing** to our project. But how do you go about achieving this?

 
-Well, it is as easy as pie. The first thing you need to do is to subscribe to one of our
mailing lists (see the overview below) and you are set to go to deliver your first contribution:
a posting there, about how great our product are, what you found missing, or even the bug
you're confronted with.
+Well, it is as easy as pie. The first thing you need to do is to subscribe to one of our
mailing lists (see the overview below, or look here: check out the [mailing lists](mailing-lists-and-irc.html))
and you are set to go to deliver your first contribution: a posting there, about how great
our product are, what you found missing, or even the bug you're confronted with.
 You might even consider a more interactive approach and join the team on our irc channels.
 
-After you have had your first contribution over and done with, it stays easy. You can:
+After you have had your first contribution over and done with, it stays **easy**. You can:
 
 * reply to questions, and/or share your viewpoint on how to get issues resolved,
 * add to our FAQ or WIKI,
-* share your code and document patches through our issue management solution (JIRA),
+* share your code and document patches through our [issue tracking system - JIRA](issue-tracking.html)),
 * evaluate bugs and proposed improvements provided by others in our team,
 * help with outlining and evaluating the future direction of our project and the development
iterations of our products.
 
@@ -59,7 +59,7 @@ The overview of our mailing lists
 | The LDAP API List | [Subscribe](mailto:api-subscribe@directory.apache.org) |  [Post](mailto:api@directory.apache.org)
| [mail-archives.apache.org](http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/directory-api) |
 | The Fortress List | [Subscribe](mailto:fortress-subscribe@directory.apache.org) | [Post](mailto:fortress@directory.apache.org)
| [mail-archives.apache.org](http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/directory-fortress)
|
 
-Our IRC channels on the freenode.net are:
+Our IRC channels on the freenode.net are, where we have also informal discussions:
 
 * Users IRC channel: [#apache-directory @ irc://irc.freenode.net](irc://irc.freenode.net/apache-directory)

 * Developers IRC channel: [#apache-directory-dev @ irc://irc.freenode.net](irc://irc.freenode.net/apache-directory-dev)




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