Le 29/05/2015 22:53, Michal Hrusecky a écrit :
Michal Hrusecky - 22:31 29.05.15 wrote:
So I dug up the letter, we can discuss it and see
where are places for
good, I couldn't find it (and didn't keep a copy for myself).
I find the text very impersonal and unfriendly. As I understand it, most
of the people asking to be a member simply do not understand what this
mean for us, but are willing to contribute in some form. We have to make
as most as we can to keep them around.
everybody is welcome to participate and get involved in the openSUSE
project and we grant membership for those that have shown a continued
and substantial contribution to the openSUSE project.
strictly speaking, this is right, but "everybody" is nobody!
it remember me the "we will call you later" you may receive when you ask
for a job
don't forget people coming there have at least done a first step:
registering to connect, I think we have to thanks them for that.
what I propose myself may not be the best wording (I'm not english
native), but shows the goal. give the reader the will to read ahead :-)
"We want to thank you for asking to be an openSUSE member. This means
that you are already an openSUSE user and already enjoying the quality
By asking to be a member, you have already made your first step in this
direction :-). "
Membership officials have rejected your application
since that does not
apply to you. We just found too little contribution and encourage you
to get more involved with openSUSE and then apply again for membership.
As a person new to openSUSE you might check the "How to Participate"
which gives a variety of possibilities,
we have to provide a *very simple* task we are nearly sure the user can
do to begin the process, the simpler I could imagine was:
"What you can do now, if you haven't already, is to fill your wiki page
) on the English wiki (the common language here
can't be anything other than English!)"
worth long time reading
to start contributing. Or
you join our bi-weekly project meeting to see
what' going on,
whow... most people do not have a meeting in they vicinity, even once a
If you disagree with the decision, please send an email to
You can start contributing to openSUSE right away, you do not need to
become a recognized openSUSE member,
I think we should have a personalized following; Our language (as
openSUSE, not the english, even if being in english do not make things
easier) may have to be explained.
How many people do ask again right now?
what would be a real help is an interface very similar to the one used
to accept or deny the membership (with several links to way to make
evidence of activity), with something to write down who did the survey
and what was the result, and kept after the membership, because it's
first/major importance to verify we do not lose member for simple lack
I know it's work, so why I proposed to begin
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