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Re: GsoD: Contributor Profiling

Just taken a look at https://whatcanidoforfedora.org and I agree this is
whats needed, make it easy for people to figure out what help is needed,
where and how to get involved.  We really do need more help for lots of
free sotftware projects.

I never even knew these two sites existed,  so we really need to make
sure that people know about them) so maybe on debian.org the help debian
link needs to be more prominent,  not as a pop up they are irritating.

Overall, what I think we could do with from the fsf and fsfe is what can
I do for free softrware and have something very similar there.  That can
then signpost people to various projects not just Operating System
projects but helping with all the other components. e,g pages for
firefox, libreoffice, even vi and emacs.


On 08/05/2019 03:18, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 12:08 AM Prateek Nayak wrote:
>> the contributor profiling idea has intrigued me
> Excellent, this is something that is mostly done manually via IRC at
> the moment. Newcomer enters a Debian IRC channel, we try to ask
> questions about their interests/skills/influences and point them at
> places that might be suitable, with the Help Debian page and the
> how-can-i-help package as a fallback. This approach can sometimes lead
> to choice overload though since there is so much to do and many
> newcomers don't have very specific ideas about what they want to work
> on.
> https://www.debian.org/intro/help
> I think it would be a good idea to explore the onboarding
> resources/services/processes for other Linux distributions and free
> software projects and see what is out there. For example
> Fedora/Mozilla have this Ask Not thing:
> https://whatcanidoforfedora.org/en/
> https://whatcanidoformozilla.org/
>> hosted on firestore
> This looks like a Google Cloud product. Official Debian services
> cannot rely on external/proprietary/cloud services, so please replace
> Firestore with software that is already packaged for Debian.
>> P.S. I'll love to share an entire timeline for the project
> Official Debian services need to be maintained indefinitely so after
> the initial implementation it would be important to have a team that
> can continually keep the service both working and evolving as Debian
> changes and evolving to be a good fit for the new people coming to
> Debian at each point in time.
> PS: some further advice on hosting Debian services, including gratis
> hosting for service experiments like this:
> https://wiki.debian.org/ServicesHosting

Paul Sutton
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