Re: Paths into Debian
On 09/24/2013 05:41 PM, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 24/09/13 at 14:46 +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> On 24/09/13 14:09, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>>> On Sep 24, 2013 8:03 AM, "Stefano Zacchiroli" <firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 07:51:53AM -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>>>>> Its not just you - while I appreciate using a word other than
>>> bitesized or
>>>>> low-hanging-fruit, I tend to get the same slightly off putting feeling
>>>>> about "gift"
>>>>> Not to bikeshead.
>>>> So, folks, what do you propose instead? :)
>>>> If the chosen terminology send the "wrong" message, and hence it's
>>>> potentially a blocker, let's change it (but better do it only *once*,
>>>> hence the need of getting it "right" this time).
>>> I don't want to give the wrong impression - I'll still use the chosen
>>> tag, but if I'm to play the Umarell, I'd be most likely to use "bitesize"
>>> Seriously, I don't want to get between work getting done, though.
>> However people feel about "gift", there is also the jargon factor. For
>> newcomers, jargon is a barrier and potential time waster
>> Can we use a word that is neutral and obvious?
>> Maybe "trivial-to-fix" or something like that?
> Wouldn't new contributors feel bad if they can't fix a "trivial-to-fix"
> I think that if we change the name because 'gift' sends a wrong message,
> it would be better to change to something that doesn't try to convey a
> message, like suitable-for-new-contributors, or new-contributors.
I've been following the topic for some time; IMHO the word should be
something real, something that is, *literally*, what it claims to be. It
would be far less confusing this way.
I'd like to propose "entry-level" or any variation of it, or at least
hear a reasonable argument favoring jargon terms. FWIW, I agree with
Daniel on this one.
But hey, any longer discussion on this particular terminology problem
bears a high risk of bikeshedding! Let's be all aware of that.
. o . Victor Nițu
. . o debian.org.ro
o o o nightsh @OFTC
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