[openbeos] Re: WalterCon 2008: Change of Plans

  • From: "Dennis d'Entremont" <dennis.dentremont@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 18:23:04 -0300

On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 5:56 PM, Jorge Mare <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Dennis d'Entremont <
> dennis.dentremont@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Urias McCullough <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> 2008/7/22 Jorge Mare <kokitomare@xxxxxxxxx>:
>>> > http://www.haiku-os.org/getting_involved_in_haiku
>>> Oh...we need to update that indeed :)
>>> Still mentions M. Phipps as the "accountant".
>> Part of the reason that I don't put a whole lot of faith in that page is
>> precisely that which you have just mentioned. It's hard to tell if what is
>> listed is still needed or not.
>> I also think that new community members can be quite shy and maybe not
>> willing to speak up themselves right away. Maybe a weekly or monthly message
>> saying something like "We need your help" and listing current tasks that
>> general users and/or professionals can help with would encourage more
>> volunteers.
>> Also, if there are a few people like me who don't check the website super
>> often (other than the RSS feeds of the main page) then we might not notice
>> when/if these sections of the website get updated.
>> The last time I offered to help with general stuff nothing ever came of it
>> so that's also a little discouraging but won't stop me from donating some of
>> my time in the future. I may be qualified to help around the website with
>> general maintenance and content updating. I'm not a super writer but I can
>> manage. I will offer my help in that regard. Unfortunately I am not an
>> accountant, lawyer, or copyright nerd so I'm sorry I can't help much there.
> I am afraid that those are the exact areas where Haiku Inc. needs help.
> I suggest that the community change their attitude and become part of the
> solution.
> Have you noticed the website needs new screenshots? Take nice the
> screenshots yourself and submit them in a bug report on Trac.
> Are you a good writer and would like to help with documentation for Haiku?
> Join the Documentation Team:
> http://www.haiku-os.org/about/teams/documentation
> //www.freelists.org/list/haiku-doc
> Would you like to see a better website for Haiku and you have the skills,
> time and motivation? Join the Website Team:
> http://www.haiku-os.org/about/teams/website
> //www.freelists.org/list/haiku-web

I just signed up for the website team mailing list and I'll help the best I
can there.

> I could go on and on. Our website has most of the relevant info on how to
> help out in and mailing lists for pretty much every area of the project. You
> just have to look for it and read it; and if for any reason you don't find
> it, you can always ask.
> We can't help it if people can't speak up because they are shy or will not
> look for the information because they are lazy. Whether one belongs to Haiku
> Inc. or not is irrelevant: we are all volunteers.
> Jorge

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