[Qgis-community-team] Re: [Qgis-release-team] release team meeting logs (20080523)

Otto Dassau otto.dassau at gmx.de
Wed May 28 12:11:55 EDT 2008


Hi, 

I don't have much to add to Tim's comments. In general the team tasks
should not overlap, of course, and if that happens we should reorganize it and
make it clearer, who is responsible. I guess this will need some time, but
finally everybody knows what to do (independent of the team) and we will be
able to complement each other.

A current status of the community-team responsibilities is available at the
wiki: http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki/Project_Organigram. There I tried to make
things clearer for the community-team assistants and anybody else, of course.

I would also encourage again all community and release team assistants to
communicate and cooperate on both lists. This will help to organize our work and
make it as efficient as possible. So - thanks a lot Richard for your questions
:-).

 regards,
  Otto

On Mon, 26 May 2008 23:33:05 -0300
Tim Sutton <tim at linfiniti.com> wrote:

> Hi
> 
> I'm going to cross post here since I think its an interesting  
> discussion for both teams...
> 
> Em May 25, 2008, às 4:54 PM, Richard Duivenvoorde escreveu:
> 
> > Hi release team,
> > sorry sorry, I missed our 'appointment', was rather busy that day  
> > without a pc around...
> > Read the logs, and all is clear.
> >
> 
> Good, no problem.
> 
> > I got a question though about the 'relation' between the release  
> > team and the community team.
> > Isn't there some 'overlap'? Like isn't the blog and communication  
> > around a new release (== the work WE do :-) ) part of the work of a  
> > 'community team'?
> 
> Yes I see this potential overlap too and since the two teams are  
> newly formed, my inclination is to just proceed with what we are  
> doing and if needed we can adjust course if the overlap becomes  
> problematic. However as I see it, the community team is more focused  
> on documentation, web properties management, project infrastructure,  
> where as we are very release focussed. So e.g. the community team may  
> be able to help with getting our press releases posted etc, but it  
> will still be down to us to actually write them up, create  
> screenshots, decide when the press info should go out etc. Otto may  
> have some thoughts on this too, and I also realise that some members  
> in the two teams may contribute to both teams (e.g. translating  
> release announcements etc).
>
> > And if so, what (besides the coding/packing etc stuff) is then the  
> > responsibility of the community team?
> >
> 
> Do you mean the release team? I got a bit lost... Basically I see it,  
> the release team's job is to :
> 
> - plan releases
> - oversee each release cycle from start to finish
> - ensure that releases are publicised
> - ensure packages arrive at download site
> - ensure people can be informed about new features / improvements  
> with each release
> 
> Otto can better help with the community team responsibility, but my  
> understanding is that they are going to be looking at things like:
>
> - updating documentation
> - managing translation of documentation
> - managing translation of qgis app
> - managing (server admin and site admin) qgis web properties (forums,  
> qgis.org, wiki etc)
> - probably more things that I am forgetting here
> 
> Once the two teams have 'found their niches' properly I think we will  
> have better comfort zones about where each teams responsibilities  
> start and end.
> 
> 
> > Just curious, not offense to one of both teams ;-)
> 
> No I think its a valid question and no offense was taken by me  
> anyway....
> 
> >
> > By the way, I really have had troubles with the 'blog'-site by the  
> > way, that part is not revisited?
> >
> 
> Urf that blog hates me too...I think for this release what we should  
> do is just prepare the web copy and then either ask Gary or (if  
> appropriate) a community team member to post it onto the blog when we  
> are ready to go...
> 
> Regards
> 
> Tim
> 
> > Regards,
> > Richard
> >
> > Maning Sambale wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Logs to the release team meeting at:
> >> http://wiki.qgis.org/qgiswiki/Meeting2_-_23_May_2008
> >> cheers,
> >> maning
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