[OSM-talk] Contributing to PL2 (was: Re: Thoughts on OSM design, and looking forward and back)
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Sun Feb 28 22:13:42 GMT 2010
Steve Bennett wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Dave Stubbs <osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk>
>Sure, but I think you missed my point a bit. If I had already known
>that help was wanted, and if I had already signed up to the dev list
>(which I didn't realise existed until now), then I guess I would have
>seen those posts. But the issue is how to attract new developers,
>Btw, the potlatch-dev list is extremely quiet. No posts for February so
So, Steve, is your point a complaint or an offer to help (or both)? And if
a complaint, do you have a suggestion for improvement? Do you want to see
development opportunities advertised in talk more, or something else?
In my opinion, complaints without constructive suggestions are the second
most likely reason (with personal attacks being the first) for threads to
degenerate into flame wars. And, I'm very sure that is not your intent.
My personal thought: Maybe we need an announce list, which is nothing more
than a list for folks to announce various opportunities, or new (or old)
products periodically, with a general agreement (or moderation) that the
only allowed replies are requests for more information or their responses.
It could include announcements for mapping party (or not?), development
opportunities, product releases or revisions, a new wiki page for ideas
for a simple editor, etc. With a once a month repeat annoucement being
allowed, so new folks wouldn't have to go to the archives to catch up.
Keeping the chatter to a minimun would make it easier to quickly scan the
list, rather than wading through a lot of stuff on talk. Where dialog is
needed the topic could move to talk, or a dev list, or one-to-one.
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