Hi SC-members and others,
Yesterday we composed the "Get involved" pages in SilverStripe.
In the work so far (including the "why" pages), we realized that we can make a much stronger
promise to our potential customers AND contributors if we make certain arrangements first.
Otherwise we will end up making lame promises.
For example, in the "why for businesses"page, we have to address their concerns about (a)
high-quality training and (b) support with a guaranteed SLA. Now what program do we have to create
a global workforce of qualified (certified) trainers and support people?
There has to be (a) training course (b) training content (c) delivery criteria (d) exams and
passing criteria and (e) certification program.
Without such infrastructure, how can we tell the businesses that they will achieve peak
productivity without training or service?
We came across similar issues while making persuasive arguments for the "Get involved" pages as
For example, to attract students, do we have programs like GSoC? Or a mentor program?
Thousands of college students in their final years of IT/IS courses are on the lookout for serious
Can we offer them real-world projects and certify their contribution in the end?
Third, for school/college users, we need to bundle templates specifically tailored for them.
For example, templates for creating the curriculum plan, question-papers, answer sheet,
dissertation, resumes, etc.
This is the strategy adopted by Lyx (the LaTex-based document processor) that dominates in
Once you select the template, all you have to do is to type.
We also need to bundle sample files for complex concepts, so that users can follow these examples
in the user manual.
One example is how to design a database (design tables, set keys, design queries and views).
Another example is how to use complex operations in calc (e.g. "what if-" scenarios, datapilot and
More such points are noted in the TODO list of SilverStripe.
Please have a look and let us finalize what is to be done.
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