Re: Core KDE member about HIG^W female contributors
Telsa Gwynne wrote:
She's right. I wanted to contribute and give something back to a
movement that has given me a lot. And it's a movement that probably
needs Telsa the writer or Telsa the bug-finder or even Telsa the
approver-of-posts-held-for-moderation a lot more than Telsa the
trying-to-write-code. And I understand that.
But damn, the idea that all of this is completely and utterly subordinate
to your "clever coders" galls me.
But writing and bug-finding /are/ subordinate though -- in the sense
they only happen after the code's written...
I wonder how plausible it actually is to change that; and have coders
and documenters and, shall we say, user acceptance testers, concurrently
designing and implementing stuff?
I can't think of anywhere, except maybe in game development, that
actually happens, but maybe I'm just ignorant?
Perhaps half the problem is that to get a non-vapourware project started
you have to have a programmer, but you don't necessarily need
documentation or usability.