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Re: Let's re-start a discussion about role-based SIGs



On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:03 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> They key idea is that for the role-based SIGs idea I am putting
> forward, we turn the SIG concept deliberately into a construct that
> encourages direct user participation, so that SIGs can more easily
> recruit for their own expanding workforce needs their own by
> connecting with users who are already interested in and using the
> software in the scope of the SIG. Experienced, veteren SIG members
> take on the role of mentoring and sponsoring new recruits.. and the
> SIG becomes a self-sustaining community with the goal of growing the
> capabilities of open software for a particular area of interest.
>
> It is my very fervent belief that we need to build a recruitment and
> retention program inside of the Fedora Project that encourages
> enthusiastic users to become active contributors, and I think the
> role-based SIG construct has the best potential of doing that.. we
> just have to shake-up and tighten-up what we mean we we talk about a
> SIG. And that is exactly what my role-based approach to SIG building
> is meant to do.

I want to be sure I understand the problem trying to be solved before
commenting.  Is the problem trying to be solved encouraging and
increasing direct user participation and contributions?  And then once
we have that, a method in place to retain our contributors?

Thanks!
Jeffrey


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