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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: Attracting new developers
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:03:48 GMT
Am 07/20/2016 07:51 PM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
> OpenOffice really needs more developers, especially build experts but
> also programmers in general.
> We do have a web page,,
> but it it not very obvious and tends to emphasize non-programming
> contributions. Those are very valuable, but we have far too few developers.
> I only found out about the need for developers by reading
>, a mailing list that is available to a few hundred
> people. Meanwhile, it's a quiet day if there are less than 100,000
> downloads.
> The download page,, could have a
> "Developers Needed" block similar to the "Help Spread the Word" block,
> linking to

that's possible. But an additional message box on the main webpage could 
also help to get the attention.

Let me think about all this in the next days (maybe weekend?).

> If this does get us some more developers, I am volunteering to shepherd
> and organize them. I don't think just telling them to pick something to
> work on is an effective way of getting them started - we seem to lose a
> lot of people at that point.

Thats great as this would be a question because it is a key point that 
we need to satisfy: How to please new devs with mentors and work? ;-)


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