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Da      : "Cor Nouws"
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Data      : Sun, 29 May 2011 22:36:48 +0200
Oggetto : Re: [libreoffice-website] [Proposal] A central employment-office-like web structure for 
LibO volunteers

Hi Cor,

With all this, I doubt if an extra layer, portal, that asks lots of 
energy to build and maintain, will add so much.
For you and me and each of us, contributing in any area, it will 
probably haven been more or less the same: one looks around, lurks on 
the list for some time, until the feeling is there that it is time to 
stand up and start helping with testing, documentation, coding, ...

I think you've a "old school" view of reality, where potential contributors come, spend X amount of 
time around and then decide what to do. I belong to the same old school. ;-)

That's OK, but what if a sub-project needs help *now* and the request for help is posted in this 
list while the volunteers that have will, time and skills to perform such task, read the discuss 
and marketing lists only or visit the wiki only or the TDF website only or the LibO website only? 
The task would be still uncompleted and the volunteer still around to find what to do and, maybe, 
he/she may get tired of searching.

This is fragmentation or "balkanization" and it grows as fast and large as linguistic differences 
and difficulties rises.

A central and well advertised tool would lessen such fragmentation and increase efficency in 
completing pending tasks, IMO.

However, by reading the devs list, I've understood that there's a strong resistence among 
developers to create new "processes", though a part of them thinks they may help.

I shouldn't insist in changing their minds and I surely won't insist, though I think it's a mistake.

The next tests for this tool, that we'll do anyway, won't have a section for developers, at least 
not like the original one. There are other ideas now, among people who are working on this, and I 
think they may be useful.


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