It seems like this is an ongoing issue, whereby openSUSE is limited by it's own guidelines and bylaws. This seems like a fixable issue, and one which can be and should be worth working on in the future. Perhaps a workshop at the upcoming openSUSE conference is in order to discuss and hopefully implement a new set of guidelines and bylaws which can allow openSUSE to expand beyond SUSE.

On Wed, Mar 30, 2022, 7:23 AM Simon Lees <> wrote:

On 3/30/22 20:59, Henne Vogelsang wrote:
> Hey,
> On 30.03.22 10:24, Simon Lees wrote:
>> which is why I spent alot of time looking at foundation related topics.
> And that is nice and all. But *additionally* to doing the grunt work of
> attracting contributors, not *instead* of it.

Sure, do you have a magical time tree for me? I have a young family and
most of my board work was done around that my day job and the various
other open source projects I contribute to.

If I could think of simple easy things to attract new contributors I
would absolutely have been doing them as well, but its hard and I don't
have many ideas, do you? One thing I do know is how to package so if
anyone wants to learn packaging or needs help with it I have and always
will go out of my way to help them.

But if you can think of a bunch of "grunt" work that can be done to
attract new contributors and you don't have time to do it yourself why
don't you share your ideas because maybe someone else does have time to.

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