On Monday 28 February 2011 14:57:35 Timothy Murphy wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
> Just a reminder that the call for nominations closes in a few days.
As one who has been helped several times by Anne Wilson,
I was interested to hear of the KDE CWG,
and in particular to discover <http://userbase.kde.org/Tutorials>
which seems like a mine of useful and practical information.
I was a bit surprised at the emphasis on the Code of Conduct
as I would have thought KDE enthusiasts were more or less incapable
of uttering an injurious word to each other.
Hehe - we are not saints! Disagreements can happen, and people under stress
can start flame wars. It doesn't make them bad people, but they may need help
to look dispassionately at the point at issue. There are more positive
things, too. Sometimes developers ask for help in other ways. For instance I
was asked by one developer if I could find two or three non-tech users to test
a specific feature in his application. I can't deny, though, that on the rare
occasions when disagreements happen helping resolve them can be very tiring.
The CWG enterprise seems to me an excellent idea;
I wish there was something similar for Fedora.
I didn't really understand the reference to <community-wg(a)kde.org>
as a mailing-list, since there does not appear to be
any archive of postings to this list,
or indeed any way of subscribing to the list.
There isn't any way, and there is no archive. That's because it is the place
that you can write to as a first contact if you have a problem that you want
to discuss. It needs to be private, you see, so that people feel they can say
things that they wouldn't want to be publicly visible. The CWG members take
privacy very seriously.
I hope this helps you understand a little more :-) and thanks for asking the
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