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From Marnie McCormack <marnie.mccorm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Project Etiquette
Date Wed, 09 Dec 2009 20:55:45 GMT
Hi Rafi,

Thanks for taking the time to write these. I think they're a good idea to
have for new people.

At risk of incurring your wrath - I found it them a little long, at first

I wonder if you'd consider a more concise version - be happy to have a shot
at it if that'd be helpful and not cross making ?

I'd like to think we should welcome people in, tell them what they might
need to know but I'm hoping we won't scare them off.

What do you think ?


On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Rafael Schloming <rafaels@redhat.com>wrote:

> FWIW, the stuff I wrote was all intended for the benefit of new guys
> especially, even though I think it is equally good for us to have it written
> down for ourselves.
> I'm happy to add to it with some guidelines specifically for new
> contributors, I'm just less sure of what those are since it's been a while
> since I was a new contributor.
> If anyone has specific suggestions, please post and I'm happy to try to
> incorporate them somehow. As I mentioned, this wasn't intended to be a
> complete and definitive document, just a start that can evolve.
> --Rafael
> Sam Joyce wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Personally I think Carl's idea is a good one, as I am new :) I was
>> involved with QPID and AMQP a few years ago and have only just come back to
>> the fold. I think having a "getting involved - etiquette" section is a good
>> idea. As has already been mentioned, there is a lot of latent awareness
>> about how to go about things, but as a new member of the community it would
>> certainly be of benefit to me to be able to read about it!
>> cheers,
>> Sam.
>> Carl Trieloff wrote:
>>> Robert Godfrey wrote:
>>>> 2009/12/8 Rafael Schloming <rafaels@redhat.com>
>>>>> A number of recent threads have made it clear that we have a fair
>>>>> amount of
>>>>> unspoken etiquette about how we do things around here, and the fact
>>>>> that it
>>>>> is unspoken can be confusing to newcomers and old-timers alike.
>>>>> Looking at a few other apache project web sites, they often seem to
>>>>> have a
>>>>> page or two devoted to documenting their project etiquette. I think
>>>>> this
>>>>> would be a good thing for us to have as well, and I've taken the
>>>>> liberty of
>>>>> trying to seed this effort with some content.
>>>>> I think there are some obvious places where it would make sense to
>>>>> formalize some of this etiquette into some lightweight process, e.g.
>>>>> having
>>>>> maintainers files in svn, having a sandbox for new code contributions,
>>>>> etc,
>>>>> however this text is *not* intended to be a proposal for that sort of
>>>>> thing,
>>>>> merely an attempt to put into words what I believe most of us consider
>>>>> to be
>>>>> the status quo wrt the unspoken etiquette of the project.
>>>>> Of course the problem with unspoken etiquette is that we might not all
>>>>> have
>>>>> the same concept of what it actually is, so please let me know if you
>>>>> disagree with something I've written or you think something important
>>>>> is
>>>>> missing.
>>>>> --Rafael
>>>> All this sounds very sensible to me; and there's nothing I can
>>>> immediately
>>>> think of that I would like to add.
>>>> Having this on a "Getting Involved" section of the website, along,
>>>> perhaps,
>>>> with a list of the "Big Ideas" people are currently working on would
>>>> seem to
>>>> make a lot of sense...
>>>> -- Rob
>>> Should we also add a getting involved Etiquette section, i.e. if you are
>>> new, how should I work with the team...
>>> Carl.
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