[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] stepping down as maintainer

David Farning dfarning at ubuntu.com
Sun Oct 24 12:14:28 EDT 2010

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 7:55 AM, Bastien <bastien.guerry at wikimedia.fr> wrote:
> Hi David,
> 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.

Thank you for all you have done and being the first person to
_step_up_ and identify yourself as willing (and from your past
performance -- able) to commit to working on a much needed set of

> 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.

+1.  The focus is not criticism.... or even discussion.  The criticism
is a call to action -- Sugar Labs needs help.

The focus is the generous response of people like you going though the
process of:
1.  Determining what can be done to make Sugar and Sugar Labs better.
2. Identifying how you can apply your time and specific talents to those needs.
3. Making the public commitment to work on a few specific needs.


>  Criticism is useful
> when resources are growing, not when they are shrinking.
> --
>  Bastien

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