I'd initially posted this to the CommOps list and was directed here to
I've recently resurrected the NeuroFedora SIG (it's my area of research
so I'm quite happy to maintain it), but while I was looking around I saw
that we already have a few science related SIGs in Fedora---I was aware
of maybe one or two, but not all of them, in spite of one or two being
featured on labs.fp.o!
Now, mostly, these are groups of people who come together and package up
software that is relevant to the particular field, and the SIGs work
independently of each other. However when one looks at them, one
realises that lots of work that each SIG does overlaps with other SIGs.
I think it's quite within our community goals to further Open Science.
So, I was wondering if we could organise the SIGs better under a common
umbrella: "Fedora <3 science" or something of the sort. It'll give all
SIGs a common theme. It'll enable us to market science in Fedora better
(or so I think), and it'll enable other community members
interested in other sciences to start their own SIGs in the future. Of
course, it'll enable better science, and we may even get more scientists
involved in FOSS, and giving back to it.
Open Science shares most of the values of FOSS---everyone, whether or
not a scientist should be able to obtain and analyse data using tools
that should be free of restrictions; everyone should be able to read
scientific results (this is part of the Open Access movement); everyone
should be able to access, study, learn, and contribute to the scientific
process. It is necessary for science informed policy making---especially
with things like fake news doing the rounds nowadays.
What do folks think? I'm happy to help with this, of course---I'd really
like to make Fedora a "go-to" distribution for whatever sciences the
community can support, not just Neuroscience.
Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"
Time zone: Europe/London
I started writing this a while ago and never got it fully formed. Rather than let it keep rotting in my drafts folder I wanted to share it and see if it made sense to anyone else.
Warning - rough edges ahead!
Conversations with several people have resulted in distilling the following idea:
== Changing metadata
Modify the table that drives fedoraproject.org/easyfix that is located at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Easyfix
The table would now include two additional columns (optional)
Col 1 = existing reference to the issue tracker. We should consider adding gitlab.com support
Col 2 = existing point of contact
Col 3 = category of task (documentation, infrastructure, programming-Haskell, programming-Ruby, etc.)
Col 4 = SIG/WG/etc. this project is related too (Design, Council, KDE, etc.)
== Changing fedoraproject.org/easyfix
Today we show only two categories: Issues from Pagure/Github and Bugzillas
I believe those categories are not the right categories for consumers of the page. Using the new category (col 3) above, we would break things out by the kind of contribution. This would serve to let people browse related tasks more easily and to reduce the overwhelming nature of the current lists.
For BZs we are either going to have to guess based on BZ metadata or leave them lumped together.
WCDIFF should be extended to show the categories and groups appropriate for the various endpoints. This way the person who navigates WCDIFF has the option of reading a specific task they could work on right now, if they so desire.
The categories give us the opportunity to promote our easyfixes as a great way to join or contribute in a targeted manner. This could come in the form of articles, tweets, or live conference appearances.
What do people think?
I filed mindshare ticket number 40 in Pagure to request funding for
LISA18. I’m planning on going and mattdm is also.
We haven’t had meetings in a few weeks and I would like to go ahead and
make travel plans since the event is in about a month, so I thought we
could possibly vote in a ticket.