[CentOS-docs] Another attempt for a Team page

Sun Jan 4 00:59:44 UTC 2009
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

Hi all,

I've updated our Team page a bit, added a table for everyone already 
there. Now I still don't like the fact that we have the distinction 
between the Core members (whatever that means) and the others. Some have a 
@centos.org email address, we could use that as a distinction ?

I do think we need to make that page exclusive to people that have some 
sort of responsibility, and not to every wiki contributor per se. The only 
problem is where do we draw the line ?

Some people have been valuable at events, others have been valuable at the 
Wiki and Forums. Some are crucial to the project as a whole, others could 
become crucial ;-)

So what do we do with it, who decides who's going to be on that page. What 
rules do we lay down. I know this cuts right through the organisation, and 
I believe the project itself is ready for a reorganisation.

My goals with a page like this are:

  - Put a name behind the nick, or a nick behind the name. For those that
    want it, put a face behind name/nick. Make the community about people
    so people can easier associate. Not everyone is accustomed to nicknames
    yet !

  - Make it apparent who is in charge of what, give people a (public)
    responsibility so that new contributors know who to talk to, but also
    to make it clear that if you are no longer up to the task you step down
    from it. (Currently this often is fuzzy, people may have a different
    notion about their responsibility than what other think ?)

  - It formalises tasks and responsibilities

  - Reward the people that have a responsibility

Now, along with that index page, it would be nice if we could also create 
a good template for every individual with the following (optional) items:

  - Name
  - Contact information
  - Interests
  - Person list of achievements
  - Personal TODO list
  - Biography
  - Links

The aim for this is that people make a TODO list publically available, but 
also that they have a page to point to for the outside world if they value 
being part of the CentOS project. It can also help for the people in the 
community to know each other better. (Remember, I am not that much on IRC 
than others, so I miss out on much of the gossip !)

Eg. I only recently learned from toracat that she had a blog ;-)

So the Team page is a piece in building a stronger community and show 
outsiders they can be part of that excitement as well (although it comes 
with responsibilities !).

Any ideas, help ?
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