RFC: Ideas for Linaro
joey at linaro.org
Thu Jan 5 17:03:28 UTC 2012
> we commit to implementing x things per cycle from brainstorm.linaro.org
> if we start advertizing it? The worst thing would be to give people a
> place to suggest work and then ... ignore it.
Right on. We'll need to implement some sort of social contract for
this. I'd want to get the tech leads to weigh in on it as well if we
decide to do it. Looking at Ubuntu there seem to be Chores, Tech
debt, new features, bugs, and some edge case stuff there. Each of
those would likely have a different priority within the Linaro working
groups (but not necessarily within the community developer area).
Your comments are really to my original point: if we roll something
like this out I'd want it to be useful to both the full time Linaro
Working Groups (and other areas inside Linaro) as well as to the
Linaro Community, including community developers. (Hence this
discussion on -dev).
For the non-Linaro folks on the list, our Working Groups commit to the
Linaro TSC to accomplish a number of items of our roadmap.
Consequently like any development shop they don't have a lot of free
time. I'm hoping that an ideas system would provide a "wisdom of the
masses" affect and do a better job. It would also give us another pool
of opportunity items to look at ("Hey, we're in here working on X and
if I took another 2 hours I could accomplish this other great thing
that many people need and we'd be heroes.") . You could do that with
bug reports though and good gardening techniques. What I'm not sold
on yet is the cost vs benefit of doing this. I would have to put
staff on this to manage it and get the ideas circulated within Linaro.
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