Ticket #344 (closed task: worksforme)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Policy proposal: contributing to Fedora should be FUN

Reported by: jwrdegoede Owned by:
Priority: major Keywords: Meeting
Cc: robert, toshio, till Blocked By:
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Description

This may seem like a joke, but it is not I kindly ask of FESco to seriously take this under consideration.

I would like FESco to codify into a policy that contributing to Fedora should be Fun, and that to further that goal any existing and new procedures for Fedora should be balanced in how much they negatively impact Fun versus how much gain is expected from them to further the goals of Fedora.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by robert

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comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by toshio

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comment:3 follow-up: ↓ 4 Changed 4 years ago by kevin

While I personally quite agree with the idea that contributing to Fedora be FUN, I think in practice it may be difficult to write up such a policy. :(

Problems would include:

  • whats fun for me might not be fun for you.
  • should something that is up front not very fun, but will result in more fun later be allowed?
  • Is there any qualitative way to measure fun amount vs gain?

Anyhow, I think we should surely take into account keeping fedora as fun as we can. I'm a bit sad that I posted a blog post a while back asking people what the most fun they have contibuting to fedora was, and only got 2 people replying. (see: http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/02/08/your-fedora-muse/ ) Perhaps people don't read blogs much, but that was a pretty poor showing if people really are having fun.

Anyhow, we can have discussion on this tuesday. Thanks for the submission!

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 4 years ago by till

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Replying to kevin:

While I personally quite agree with the idea that contributing to Fedora be FUN, I think in practice it may be difficult to write up such a policy. :(

Problems would include:

  • whats fun for me might not be fun for you.
  • should something that is up front not very fun, but will result in more fun later be allowed?
  • Is there any qualitative way to measure fun amount vs gain?

I know two thinks that usually kill fun: complicated workflows and unresponsiveness.

Anyhow, I think we should surely take into account keeping fedora as fun as we can. I'm a bit sad that I posted a blog post a while back asking people what the most fun they have contibuting to fedora was, and only got 2 people replying. (see: http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/02/08/your-fedora-muse/ ) Perhaps people don't read blogs much, but that was a pretty poor showing if people really are having fun.

I read it and often thought about it, but I was to lazy to write a blog post about it. Maybe you can ask again on identi.ca ;-)

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by kevin

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

While fesco thinks fun should be kept in mind and contibuting to fedora be fun, we can't codify this.

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