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On 15 Jun 2016, at 13:30, Mike Saunders <> wrote:

Hi Heiko,

That's a great idea. I've gone through the blog post and cleaned up a bit of the English. As Cor 
notes, it's a good idea to present the easy hacks as fun, and highlight from the start that they 
don't take up much time. Lots of people would like to get involved in open source but only have 
an hour or so each week.

Similarly, I've found that you can get people interested by talking about the experience they'll 
gain. Think of computer science students who will be in the job market soon and want to have some 
impressive stuff on their CVs. Anyone can set up their own SourceForge or GitHub project -- but 
if you've had your work included in a major FOSS project like LibreOffice, Firefox or the Linux 
kernel, potential employees will take more note!

Once the blog post is up, I'll promote it via our usual channels.

May I politely ask that we try to coordinate, these kind of blog posts aimed at developers, I have 
already done a few (which are also published through planet.) and I do have a plan on how to get 
students involved.

If we blog towards students in competing angles, it might not have the effect we wished for. I 
welcome any initative (including this one), simply ask that we send the same signal.

jan I.


On 15.06.2016 11:10, Heiko Tietze wrote:
Hi all,
I prepared a blog post with the intention to find more people doing
easyhacks. The idea is that we have tickets that require not much
coding skill. But even this might feel as a hurdle. When we find
people for the graphical only task it could be a first step.
Please read the (really short) draft at
I'm open to all comments and refinements. For convenience I draft blog
post in Google Docs. The final posting will be on

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