[maemo-community] Sprint task: Refine the karma system

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Wed Jan 13 06:13:21 EET 2010

> ----- Original message ----- 
> From: "Ryan Abel" <rabelg5 at gmail.com>
> To: "List for community development" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
> Subject: Re: Sprint task: Refine the karma system
> Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 22:57:17 -0500
> On Jan 12, 2010, at 9:05 PM, Randall Arnold wrote:
> > "Better arguments" includes not just tearing down the status quo 
> > with personal opinions but in offering viable alternatives. So 
> > what are they? How do we ensure, for example, that the right 
> > people get loaned (or even free) devices for early development and 
> > testing? How do we pick the right people to represent the 
> > community at various industry and social events? If not some sort 
> > of karma system, then what is to be used for measurement?
> To that end, I think this community is growing past the point where 
> we can expect one person (Quim) or a group of people (the Council) 
> to have enough knowledge about the whole community to make 
> judgements like that like they may have been able to in the past.

I wholeheartedly agree, although it's a scary thing to contemplate.  It means identifying a new model to match current needs, and lately we seem to get wrapped around too many axles to construct or change ANYthing...

Which points back to karma: at some point we have to forget perfection and accept good enough.  Too many conversations stall over goals that are too lofty rather than settling on attainable targets that can be refined over time.


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