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From dlest...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r354109 - /portals/jetspeed-2/trunk/xdocs/how-to-help.xml
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 17:46:01 GMT
Author: dlestrat
Date: Mon Dec  5 09:45:51 2005
New Revision: 354109

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=354109&view=rev

How to help with J2.


Modified: portals/jetspeed-2/trunk/xdocs/how-to-help.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/portals/jetspeed-2/trunk/xdocs/how-to-help.xml?rev=354109&r1=354108&r2=354109&view=diff
--- portals/jetspeed-2/trunk/xdocs/how-to-help.xml (original)
+++ portals/jetspeed-2/trunk/xdocs/how-to-help.xml Mon Dec  5 09:45:51 2005
@@ -24,6 +24,54 @@
 		<section name="How to Help?">
+		<subsection name="Simple Things I Can Do to Help">
+		<p>
+		There are many ways to help with Jetspeed-2 as with most open source projects:
+		<ul>
+		<li>Subscribe to the <a href="mail-lists.html">user mailing list</a>
and help answer questions from the community.
+		In open source a thriving community makes the project successful.  Don't be shy to ask
basic questions, we have all
+		been there.</li>
+		<li>Report bugs and issues that you encounter in <a href="http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/BrowseProject.jspa?id=10492">Jetspeed-2
bug tracking system</a>.
+		Prior to reporting a bug, make sure to discuss the issue on the <a href="mail-lists.html">user
mailing list</a> or even the 
+		<a href="mail-lists.html">developer mailing list</a>.</li>
+		<li>When you encounter an issue, you may be compelled to fix it.  We encourage this
as this makes for a vibrant
+		community.  Once you have a fix, <a href="guides/guide-j2-development.html">submit
a patch</a> on the reporting issue.</li>
+		</ul>
+		</p>
+		</subsection>
+		<subsection name="Why Should I Get Involved?">
+		<p>
+		There are many reasons why you want to help, just a few strong points:
+		<ul>
+		<li>If you help others solve there issues, they will most likely help you when you
run into some problems.</li>
+		<li>By contributing patches, you can influence the prioritization of functionality
and get your changes incorporated.</li>
+		<li>By reporting issues, you help Jetspeed-2 become a stronger project and improve
its quality overall.</li>
+		<li>You will meet and get to know great people as well as share and learn best practices
which will help you on
+		your project.</li>
+		</ul>
+		We are looking forward to have you part of our community!
+		</p>
+		</subsection>
+		<subsection name="How do I Join the Project?">
+		<p>
+		Projects at Apache operate under a <a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#meritocracy">meritocracy</a>.
+		To become a committer, you first need to demonstrate your committment.  The best way to
do so is to start contributing patch,
+		participate in the community and make your interest known.  It takes time and willingness
to help and contribute!  This may
+		seem a bit intimidating at first, but the community will always help people who show interest
and committment.
+		</p>
+		</subsection>
+		<subection name="Other Resources for Help">
+		<p>
+		Here are some useful links for other resources for help.
+		<ul>
+		<li><a href="http://portals.apache.org/development/code-standards.html">Portals
project coding standards</a>.</li>
+		<li><a href="http://portals.apache.org/development/documentation.html">Portals
project documentation standards</a>.</li>
+		<li><a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html">How does the
Apache Software Foundation work</a>?</li>
+		<li><a href="http://people.apache.org/~coar/mlists.html#portals.apache.org">Portals
mailing lists statistics</a>.  This can be helpful
+		to help you decide which mailing list to subscribe to.</li>
+		</ul>
+		</p>
+		</subection>

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