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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Volunteers, Contributors, Committers, PMC members -- is there any way to consolidate these lists?
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:53:17 GMT
On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 4:14 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 10/24/2012 11:56 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>> We have the following today:
>>
>> 1) http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/people.html  -- This
>> lists a variety of people involved in the project, independent of
>> status.
>
>
> yes, and I don't think it's up to date...it may need to go soonish.
>
>>
>> 2) I'd like to have a place for new volunteers to put their names,
>> preferably on the wiki or some place where a non-committer has easy
>> access.
>
>
> Here's an idea...
>
> we have/had the old "credits" page on the user portal web server:
>
> http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html
>
> I suggest we port this in its entirety to the wiki -- maybe even put in a
> new "People" navigation item -- and continue to let people add themselves to
> the list.
>

But most of these people are no longer involved with the project,
right?  So the table would have names only for most of the entries,
with no other details, interests, country, etc., like our current
people.html page has.

>
>>
>> 3) We have a list of Committers here, automatically generated:
>> http://people.apache.org/committers-by-project.html#ooo
>>
>> 4) We don't have anything that indicates which Committers are also PMC
>> members.
>
> We probably should list them on the project site...maybe a PMC page instead
> of the outdated "people" page, if this is important. Maybe a topic for
> further discussion.
>
>
>>
>> 5) We have this "credits" page, which is linked to from our Help/About
>> dialog box.  But it does not appear to be updated for AOO 3.4.0 or
>> 3.4.1:  http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html
>
>
> I see no reason why this page:
>
> http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/credits.html
>
> can't be moved in its entirety to the wiki -- maybe even put in a new
> "People" navigation item in the main wiki navigation -- and continue to let
> people add themselves to the list.
>

With this approach, would it be possible to have two tables, one for
"active" and another for "inactive" or "emeritus"?  That might reduce
the clutter.  Most of the time you are looking for info about a
current project volunteer.  So it would be nice to make that task
easy.

-Rob

>>
>> 6) Wiki "User" pages
>
>
> these are already there by the way, but some are quite outdated
>
>
>>
>> 7) Any others?
>>
>> As we all know, with multiple lists like this things will get out of
>> synch.  In fact they already have.
>>
>> One simplification idea might be:
>>
>> 1) Convert the people.html page into a wiki page
>>
>> 2) Have that page indicate who is a Committer or PMC member.  That can
>> be manual for now.
>>
>> 3) Point our Help/About box to the wiki page, and add sentence at the
>> end of the wiki that says, "OpenOffice has a long history and we also
>> thank those who contributed to it before our move to Apache" and then
>> link to credits.html
>>
>>
>> Any objections to this general idea?  Any improvements?
>>
>> And if we did want a place to have a big table of volunteers, where on
>> the wiki should we put it (CWiki or MWiki)?
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>
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