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Re: [opensuse-project] Don't search developers. Develop them. Events, events everywhere
Le 07/05/2015 15:56, Henne Vogelsang a écrit :
Hey,

On 07.05.2015 10:23, Richard Brown wrote:

but when we look around and call for volunteers to actually
help, like we did for the 13.2 release process, or oSC 15, we're very
lucky if we get anyone helping at all

That's the point I was trying to inspire a discussion about. I think we
need to think very hard and with a very open mind about what this means.

What are the reasons that people don't answer our calls for help?

yes, I think you are right.

I think it's worth reading again (I just did) already quoted:

https://lizards.opensuse.org/2015/05/06/developing-developers/

and it's sister:

https://lizards.opensuse.org/2015/03/26/how-to-organize-start-an-open-source-community/

some ideas also:

* make more visible the "Linux" part of openSUSE Linux. Little people knows about linux, but much less even about openSUSE. under some size, a group is no more existing

* create small tasks that even the dumber newbie can do. Wikis are mostly here to attract peoples and contribution, not to be read from beginning to the end. Every time one people received help, ask him to write the result on the wiki. *do not ask for any organization* just ask for raw copy past from the mail. What is important is not the resulting page, but the fact that the people wrote the page.

*when making event like OSC, don't forget to have a "public day" or at least a "public afternoon" where everybody can meet some board member or make his computer fixed or installe RMLL do and it's very popular (http://dodin.info/piwigo/index.php?/tags/521-rmll_2011_strasbourg), try to make such event for any large meeting (fosdem)

of course, only a very small part of what can be done

jdd
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