Issues (Re: KDE e.V. Community Report for 2018 available)

Paul Brown paul.brown at
Sat Nov 30 17:39:38 GMT 2019

On sábado, 30 de noviembre de 2019 17:11:07 (CET) Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> Thanks Paul,
> Le 2019-11-29 à 12:22, Paul Brown a écrit :
> > On viernes, 29 de noviembre de 2019 13:39:26 (CET) Philippe Cloutier 
> >> Le 2019-11-27 à 14:05, Aleix Pol a écrit :
> >>> Dear KDE community,
> >>> Some of you already saw it at Akademy, but we wanted to make sure that
> >>> you were all aware of all the great things we did last year 2018
> >>> 
> >>>
> >> 
> >> Thank you Aleix and everyone involved in producing this report, which is
> >> more extensive than any of this kind I've seen from an open source
> >> project.
> >> 
> >> What are the proper ways to report issues in this report (or on
> >> in general)? mentions "sending
> >> email to kde-ev-board at <mailto:kde-ev-board at>", but is it
> >> possible to determine if an issue was already reported there?
> > 
> > If you find issues with the report (inaccuracies, spelling mistakes,
> > etc.), can you post them here?
> There is some information I would like to see in the report which is not
> there, though I don't know if that can be suggested for a template for
> future years. But the main issues I noticed are the following:
>   * The lack of production or/and publication dates

Production and publication dates of what?

> * The "Streamline the onboarding of new contributors" section links to
> I was not expecting that a "KDE Welcome team" link in an
> organization's yearly report would point to some instant messaging
> channel, but if that's intentional, I am not sure it was intended to
> link to a "welcome" channel which can't even be consulted without an
> account.

Well... it links to what it says: to the team. That's where they hang out and 
are ready to talk to newcomers and guide them on their way.

> If it's really intentional to link to that channel in its
> current state, it would surely be less misleading to have that link
> labelled "a discussion channel created by the new team" or something
> like that.

Only is not a "discussion channel", at least in the sense that is not where 
they discuss how to welcome people (that happens elsewhere). It is the place 
where they actually welcome people. It is not some sort of meta channel or 
anything like that. I am not sure what you would have preferred I link to.

>   * The "Financial working group" section is unclear about the year(s)
>     covered. It seems to cover 2018, but also 2017. If it covers both,
>     the paragraph in the 2017 Financial Data section is extremely
>     confusing at best.

Read it at face value: the first section discusses what happened in 2018, while 
the second is the official 2017 report made after the closure of the 2017 
financial year. If you need more clarification, maybe ask Eike, Neofytos, or 
some other member of the working group?


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