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

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 06:01:39 UTC 2014

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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