[IAEP] interviews for community building

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Aug 31 14:26:15 EDT 2009


thanks for bringing this idea up I again - I wish I had a cent for every 
time I've discussed such a project with someone. (Then again, I deserve 
to pay a penalty for never following through...)

While I'd love to work on something like this my other commitments 
realistically won't allow me to do this anytime soon. However I would 
assume Wayan and Yama (CC'ed) would also be okay with making such an 
interview a regular feature on olpcnews if that were deemed useful;-)

I'd also suggest experimenting with different media, it needn't always 
be a text interview. After some practice it should be reasonably easy 
and quick for someone to compile something nice based on a Skype audio 
or even video call for example.


Tomeu Vizoso schrieb:
> Hi,
> from time to time interviews to contributors are published in
> GNOME-related media. I think this is very useful for achieving a
> coherent community in which nobody is totally unaware of the activity
> of other teams/subgroups. In this one a translator interviews another
> translator with an emphasis on accessibility:
> http://leonardof.org/2009/08/09/interview-with-brazilian-orca-translator-tiago-casal/en/
> I think this is even more relevant for us than for most other FOSS
> projects because we have a very varied community and we really need to
> integrate people with very little initial technology knowledge and
> that have never heard of FOSS.
> So, do we have anyone with the skills and inclination to start
> publishing short interviews that reflect how contributors work in our
> community?
> Thanks,
> Tomeu

Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, olpcnews
url: www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com

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