[CentOS-devel] CentOS mailing list for job offers

Scott Grizzard scott at scottgrizzard.com
Mon May 5 15:57:46 UTC 2008

I think a mailing list is a good idea, but I think it should have some
formatting guidelines (not "rules", just guidelines).


* The city the job is located in should appear first on the Subject line.
* Specific skills needed should appear on the email.

That's just my twenty cents.

- Scott

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Developers, developers, developers ...
> We had a short discussion about "How to offer jobs / How to search for
> people who know CentOS" within the existing CentOS infrastructure. We
> dismissed the idea of putting a "Jobs forum" at
> <http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/>, neither did we want a section on
> the web site which would have to be cared about by some sort of
> editorial staff.
> (Note: We can still discuss about that)
> What we thought about is a CentOS-jobs mailing list to which you can
> send a mail when you want to offer a job in which CentOS plays a role.
> Some (rather unsorted) thoughts which came up:
> - Do we also want people to be able to search for jobs (my opinion: No)
> - should that list be moderated (my opinion: Yes - by maybe more than
>   one person)
> - Which standards do we need for a job to be posted there? That helps
>   weeding out some "get criminal quick" schemes or other snowball
>   schemes. 
> - Do we want an unmoderated discussion list besides that for discussing
>   about job offers - like on Usenet (my opinion: No, that really is a
>   way for quick and lasting flame fests)
> And the biggest questions: Do we need that all? Do you have another
> vision of how we can do those job offerings within our infrastructure?
> Do you have experiences with stuff like that? Do *you* want to moderate
> that list (or at least help with that)?
> Discuss. I'd be particularly interested in the standards for job
> offerings.
> Cheers,
> Ralph
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