[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

Eric H. Jung grimholtz at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 6 12:47:25 PDT 2010


David,

Perhaps you can grant Jay access to review and approve/deny new project
requests?

Eric

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Jay Garcia <Jay at jaygarcia.com> wrote:

> If there is anything that I can do on a volunteer basis that doesn't
> take "too much" time - I still work a 40 hr week, I'll be happy to do
> anything available.
>
> Jay - mozillachampions.mozdev.org
>
>
> On 06.04.2010 13:28, David Boswell wrote:
>
>  --- Original Message ---
>
> > We did spend some time looking for sponsors, but like running the site,
> that took up a fair amount of time we didn't have.  If anyone here is
> interested in contacting potential sponsors, that is one way to get involved
> with the site.
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >>>It seems like an awful waste seeing that their web site template worked
> >>so well for such a long time. Looks like somebody has to look for
> >>sponsors. Did anybody offer the site to google? If there is not other
> >>sponsor, I bet they'd love to buy it.
> >>
> >>>If the site itself could be frozen and still be open to new AMO
> >>extension submissions that would be my personal favorite solution. But
> >>of course I am aware there is administrative overhead involved (even
> >>without developing the site further) and I am aware that probably makes
> >>for the major part of the cost, seeing that hosting itself is
> >>relatively cheap these days.
> >>
> >>>cheers,
> >>>   Axel
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>>>Does 'read-only' mode mean that no more CVS check-ins will be
> possible?
> >>>
> >>>>> - Godmar
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM, David
> >>>Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com> >>wrote:
> >>>
> >>>The Mozilla Foundation has generously provided funding over
> >>>>the years to support mozdev, but they are separate organizations.
> >>>>
> >>>>>>>I'd prefer to put the site into read-only mode instead of shutting
> it
> >>>>down so it can serve as an archive.  Additionally, if there is a need
> >>>>for this we would look into providing migration services for any
> >>>>project owners wanting to take their code and project history somewhere
> >>>>else.
> >>>>
> >>>>>>>David
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>Thank
> >>>>>you for the effort you put into this site over the years.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>One comment: I, like perhaps others, had assumed that mozdev is
> run by
> >>>>>the Mozilla foundation (up until about 1 year ago when the issue was
> >>>>>clarified to mine and others surprise). Given the amount of funding
> >>>>>Mozilla has, it really seems more appropriate they should be
> supporting
> >>>>>their add-on developer community with resources and time - it is,
> after
> >>>>>all, they who benefit the most.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>When you shut down the site, will it be possible to obtain a
> snapshot
> >>>>>of the CVS repository and the mailing list archive? We have a fair
> >>>>>amount of development history in there we would hate to lose.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> - Godmar
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM, David
> >>>>>Boswell <davidwboswell at yahoo.com> >>>>wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/blog/Mozdev-Participation-or-Bust
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>I wanted to follow up on this to highlight one part of this blog post
> >>>>>>most relevant to project owners:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>"Going forward, if no individuals or groups step forward it is
> likely
> >>>>>>>>>>>that the site will wind-down. This would look something like
> putting
> >>>>>>the site into read-only mode for archive purposes, and helping
> project
> >>>>>>>>>>>owners migrate to other hosting solutions. Only as a last resort
> would
> >>>>>>>>>>>the site be shut down completely."
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>I realize we've posted similar calls for involvement in the
> past, but
> >>>>>>this really is the last opportunity to get involved.  At this point,
> >>>>>>moving to read-only mode is a definite possibility.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>Feel free to write back with any questions or comments.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>>>David
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>
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> >>
> >>--
> >>top moz
> >>==================================
> >>Axel Grude
> >>Senior Software Developer
> >>GenBase Solutions Ltd
> >>Registered in Ireland, No. 317957
> >>Registered address:  Parkmore Business Park West, Galway.
> >>www.genbase.ie
> >>phone: 091 746 965
> >>==================================
> >>
> >>sig: try  firefox. it supports www standards better!
> >>
> >>disclaimer: personal opinion, not my employer's
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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