[kde-community] Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is.....

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 09:59:31 BST 2014

Hi folks, I proposed this directly to the Forum moderators here:

We now have a reply:

"It is absolutely possible to set up a new forum dedicated to "The
Mission" and move topics out of brainstorm. This new forum would be a
plain forum and everybody can post there, so devs would also be able
to directly post new missions.

The tagging system enables us to assign threads to certain topics
(like GCI, GSoC, etc). And i think we also have a simple voting system
in place that we can assign.

This solution does not yet include a bridge to mailinglists/bugzilla,
so a certain dedication from developers would be needed.

Would that work for you?"




On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 11:01 PM, Valorie Zimmerman
<valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since there has been no more feedback about this, I'll move the
> discussion to the KDE-www list and get it implemented. There have been
> numerous calls since Akademy for various jobs which could be placed on
> this forum space. -v
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 6:46 PM, Valorie Zimmerman
> <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This thread seems to have stopped, so I'm starting it up again.
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 4:05 AM, Peter Grasch <peter at grasch.net> wrote:
>>> On Saturday, September 13, 2014 01:03:12 PM Claus Christensen wrote:
>>>> This is a great idea. I wouldn't mind putting in some work to make something
>>>> like this get off the ground.
>>> Awesome, a volunteer!
>>> You wouldn't happen to have any experience in web development or desire to
>>> learn about it, would you? :)
>>> Best regards,
>>> Peter
>> Are people excited about advertising for new people, and new
>> sub-projects within their software projects? If so, shall we ask the
>> Forum admins to create a Mission area?
>> Or do we need more discussion about how exactly this should be put
>> together, who will use it, etc.?
>> Partial quote from Peter's original proposal:
>> "What we have come up with
>> is a proposal to reuse part of Brainstorm, and extend that in a new
>> direction. We envision a unified place where developers aggregate
>> "missions" of different size and scope. This place is meant to be the
>> go-to place for people who want to get involved with KDE, accessible
>> through a prominent "get involved" link on kde.org.
>> The kind of "missions" we envision are:
>> * Junior Jobs
>> * GSoC, SoK, GCi
>> * new team members wanted
>> * specific areas needing attention
>> * applications and libraries needing maintainers
>> Brainstorm is a place for users to dream about cool stuff, and even
>> vote up the ideas. What has been missing is developer buy-in, as we
>> understand it. Right now there is a section in Brainstorm called In
>> Development. What we are proposing is to launch Mission on the Forum
>> as well. Project managers could close threads and link to the new
>> Mission.
>> This could also be a place to integrate idea generation for GSoC
>> projects, Summer of KDE , even GCi tasks, possibly allowing users to
>> rate them in importance. If we can get in the habit of doing this all
>> year round, getting ready for GSoC, SoK, and GCi will be easier.
>> We have our first mission, once this is created on the Forum:
>> https://blogs.kde.org/2014/08/16/konqueror-looking-maintainer "
>> The sooner we get this up and running, the sooner we can draw new
>> contributors into our community.
>> Valorie

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