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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Blog idea: interviews with AOO developers
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:03:57 GMT
On 16 February 2012 00:59, Donald Harbison <dpharbison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Um, you missed my raised hand here.

Ahh... yes I meant "nobody else". rather than "nobody"

> This will be lots of fun...and as a
> non-coder, I see this project as a no-brainier...plus, as a community we
> are still trying to understand who is who and what is binding us together.

I totally agree with you that this is a no-brainer. I'm surprised
there aren't already half dozen people willing to tell the world why
they are here.

Ross

>
> On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>
> wrote:
>> it's a real shame nobody has taken Rob up on this. It's an opportunity to
>> show diversity in the community.
>>
>> Rob, I didn't volunteer as I didn't feel out appropriate.. However, if you
>> think currently I'll happily oblige.
>>
>> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
>> On Feb 15, 2012 9:38 PM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>> > Something like this:
>>> >
>>> > 1.  Email interview off-list with an AOO contributor.  Questions like:
>>> > tell us about yourself, where you live, what you do for a living.
>>> > What is your development machine?  How did you start working with
>>> > OpenOffice?   Why?  What is your favorite contribution?  What other
>>> > OSS projects do you work with?   Stuff like that.
>>> >
>>> > 2. Interview might take several exchanges via email, to follow up on
>>> > questions.  Interviewer then assembles this into a draft, reviews with
>>> > interviewee.
>>> >
>>> > 3. Interviewer then posts as a blog post, hopefully with a photograph
>>> > of the interviewee.
>>> >
>>> > We have a lot of interesting people working on this project.  So I
>>> > think we could have a lot of interesting posts from this.
>>> >
>>> > Any volunteers to be interviewed?  Any volunteers to do the
> interviewing?
>>> >
>>>
>>> So far, all who commented think this is a great idea, not no one wants
>>> to volunteer.
>>>
>>> I'm willing to do the interviewing if someone is willing to be
>>> interviewed.  Otherwise I'll just drop it.  The idea dies here.
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>>> > I'll volunteer to help, of course.
>>> >
>>> > -Rob
>>>
>>



-- 
Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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