[Mageia-discuss] Petit mousse au rapport !
Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Thu Apr 7 17:23:32 CEST 2011
Practically you are saying: Mageia has successfully accomplished its
first milestone - a small team has produced a high-quality release. Now
comes the second one - harness the community to keep it running and make
I am one of those who signed up and, so far has not "delivered" - the
reasons, as I understand them, may apply to other users: the
organisation of future Mandriva activities into teams is great, nothing
to say to that. But I wonder whether the titles defined for the teams
are a sufficient roster when it comes to members of the community to
judge where they fit in - how to best make a match between their
competences and the requirements enumerated by Romain and Wobo.
Example 1: I had signed up for QA - thought that my generalist knowledge
and being a long standing and critical user would be sufficient as a
qualification - after a first dicussion I got cold feet and concluded
that I do not qualify - maybe right, maybe wrong. I would like to have
have a yardstick to allow a more objective assessment.
Example 2: Web-team - what does that mean, what skills is Mandriva
looking for? content-oriented skills (producing kilometers of text on
such and such), technical skills (building, enhancing the
infrastructure), PR skills (using the web for selling the good news
Some suggestions (sorry - more work for the existing team):
- Remaining in the roster of team titles: write a couple of lines that
allow community members to judge whether they can contribute to a team
- Complement the team-name roster by a skill roster - by list of
activities that need to be done, requiring certain skills - that may end
up in channeling people into specific teams.
- Probably also consider some kind of "interviewing", a dialogue between
a "recruiter" and a "candidate" where both sides can clarify whether
there is match between the required and offered profile.
That may sound administrative and over-formal - I think it is a way to
bootstrap the "community network" that an outfit like Mageia needs in
order to prosper. There is need for a second round - the first was hands
up for documenting willingness to help, the second one needs some kind
of recruitement mechanism to match need and offered skills.
Personally, I will try yet another approach: write to Wobo&Cie and do
"inverse interviewing" ask them for feedback.
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