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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Communication docs [WAS Re: Projects in trouble or otherwise needing help]
Date Sun, 18 Nov 2007 08:52:10 GMT
On Nov 15, 2007 5:00 PM, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:
> My 0.02$ as well...
>
> Gilles's suggestion is a good one to try. In addition to that, I took
> a quick look at the XAP mailing list, and I guess that, Instead of
> creating tons of JIRAS, the committers could start sending a short
> e-mail describing the problem, or describing a new feature ? As a
> user, a descriptive e-mail would probably catch my attention much
> easier then a JIRA, and after you have the user attention, it's much
> easier to have the user engage on the discussion.
>
> Also, advertise, advertise, advertise... with blog, articles, posts on
> sites like serverside, infoQ, etc

+1

IIRC the incubator doesn't have any documentation addressing the
communication side of community building. i've been reluctant to
tackle this in the past (since it's even more subjective than the
rest) but i wonder whether some podlings don't understand rules aimed
at helping them build a strong and open community.

i've created a JIRA
(https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INCUBATOR-70) so that people
can add tips or longer prose. please feel free to jump in and add
comments. once there's a critical mass then we can try to pull
together some prose so don't worry about the style - just get down
ideas.

- robert

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