[kde-doc-english] KDE Janitors (QA?) Proposal

Christian Mueller cmueller at gmx.de
Sat Dec 20 15:07:01 GMT 2003

Am Samstag, 20. Dezember 2003 15:05 schrieb Kurt Pfeifle:
> Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > On Sat December 20 2003 12:36, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> [....]
> > KDE is a very large project, as a developer it is impossible to be
> > subscribed and follow all mailinglists. A janitor can play an important
> > role here by shielding developers, bug fixers and artists from a lot of
> > the noise on many of the mailinglists and feeding these people the useful
> > bits of information.
> I think positions like this would be extremely good and beneficial
> for the development of KDE and its apps.
> And Waldo's assessment of the tasks to be covered and the skills
> required hits the nail on its head.
> The "white paper" of Carlos was a very good initiative. Let's put
> some action behind it.
> Also, it would pay if we were able to have a session/workshop on this
> during our 2004 Conference.
> > Another critical success factor might be the name ;-) People might not be
> > lining up to become "Janitor" :-)
> "Ombudsman" ?

That's what I'd associate most closely with the position and its tasks.
I'm no native speaker of English though. 

> "Spokesman" ?
> "Liaison Officer" ?

Nice title, but with a military ring to it.  
Now if everyone were trekkie-minded ;-)

> "Evangelist" ?

I think that doesn't accurately describe the tasks, does it? 
They're more into propaganda.  At least in my company  
people like that don't have the best name...

> "Product Manager" ?
> "Director for QA" ?

QA Manager? 


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