[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] stepping down as maintainer
bastien.guerry at wikimedia.fr
Sun Oct 24 08:55:30 EDT 2010
I think everyone agrees that Tomeu stepping down as a maintainer is a
big loss. I join my voice to those who already expressed this and my
thanks to Tomeu for all the crazy work he's been achieving here - and
it's not only lines of code, it's also a general welcoming and helping
attitude, which is priceless.
I did a small experiment: I clicked on the "Getting involved" button.
I'm not falling into those categories: developer, designer, educator,
content writer. I can help as a translator (I did so in the past) and
as a "people person".
So I clicked on the "People person" button.
I understand the projects listed here and how I can help them: marketing
team, documentation team, deployment team, local labs, soas.
Here is my list (preference order) :
- *Local labs*: I will try to have more people involved in Sugar from
France. Since early october, we have at least two new members of OLPC
who will work more on Sugar.
- *Sugar on a stick*: together with other members, I will try to develop
a french Soas.
- *Marketing team*: [sadly enough, we don't seem to have news from Sean.
Hopefully nothing bad happened to him - he's usually very responsive.]
My role here could be a "general outreach" role: trying to translate
marketing documents, speak more about Sugar in events, etc.
I'm addressing this message to you since your the contact for this role.
There is something I miss in the list of "teams/projects" for "people
persons": community management. This is very different from marketing
and outreach. Maybe this project/role could be advertized somewhere
on the wiki.
I'll keep this list updated about progress I make in this role.
PS: I don't dwell on Sugar criticism because I fail to grok how this
could help us go ahead and keep moving forward. Criticism is useful
when resources are growing, not when they are shrinking.
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