On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 02:49:14PM -0500, David Nalley wrote:
One of my complaints is how high the bar is set - I'll pick on docs
for a minute - the listing there is for a content writer. That's
despite the fact that virtually none of the new contributor tasks are
content generating. The initial tasks are designed to get you familiar
with processes and Fedora, such as wiki Gardening, fact checking
That said, I don't know that I have a solution that allows you to
present the entry level work as simply as what's presented there.
One idea we've discussed is grabbing interests and skills from people
(which get associated with their user account), and pairing those up
with needs from various sub-projects.
This requires the sub-projects to thing more deeply about skills and
interests that tie to their areas.
It also requires some automagic, maybe something a little wizard like
to grab and compare skills and interests.
Another thing is that functions like QA and BugTriage aren't
represented. Admittedly they are listed under the OS Developer
section, but how many non-OS Developers are going to choose that to
see that Bug Triaging is an option. There are a number of projects
within Fedora that aren't prominently featured.
Agreed, the categories under wiki/Join (for example) are pretty old by
now; we've added more subtleties to the Project since then.
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener