[maemo-community] Council nomination: Andrea Grandi

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Fri Mar 12 17:43:55 EET 2010

> ----- Original message ----- 
> From: "Andrea Grandi‎" <a.grandi at gmail.com>
> To: "List for community development‎" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
> Subject: Re: Council nomination: Andrea Grandi
> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:05:21 +0100
> On 12 March 2010 14:46, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> > Thanks Andrea. I've a few questions for the candidates, your answers
> > would be appreciated:
> excuse me if I hadn't replyed yet, but probably when you sent this
> email I had not applied for the Council nomination yet, so I'll do it
> now.
> > Sprint process
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > This is the main organised point of contact between Nokia, the paid
> > contributors and the community, however the maemo.org sprint process
> > is quite heavy for volunteers and it often seems to be a checklist
> > affair; rather than a collaborative planning exercise.
> >
> > 1) Do you see any flaws in it, and how do you think it can be improved?
> even if we are a community, we have to think (imho) like a small
> company to make things work. I explain you...
> The first thing we have to do is creating a list of collaborators,
> volunteers ecc... and for each of them we need to know the tasks
> they're most skilled to.
> For example: Person1 (db designer, web developer ecc...), Person2
> (good communication skills), Person3 (developer and UI designer
> ecc...).
> So, when the Council make a list of "things to do" during the Sprint
> Process, we already have a list of people to ask too. No need to ask
> "are you good at designing a webpage...?" because we already know his
> skills. Of course if we have 10 webdesigner, we don't need 10 people
> every time, but of course it's better to have more people than having
> few.
> Important thing: we should aware karma points to people who work to a
> specific task (this will make people happier to collaborate with us).

Andrea you bring up an interesting point-- what if the council had the ability to award blocks of karma for one-time situations?  Say 10 points for outstanding contribution to a certain project.


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