[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

anirvana mishra anidps at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 13:13:18 PDT 2010


I can certainly help in managing the website.I have experience in it.

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 1:23 AM, Jay Garcia <Jay at jaygarcia.com> wrote:

> On 06.04.2010 14:47, Eric H. Jung wrote:
>
>  --- Original Message ---
>
> > David,
> >
> > Perhaps you can grant Jay access to review and approve/deny new project
> > requests?
> >
> > Eric
>
> Since I already manage over 50 AOL/Compuserve forums, etc. all I would
> need is some guidelines to follow.
>
> Jay
>
> > 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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> >> >>>>>>Project_owners at mozdev.org
> >> >>>>>>https://www.mozdev.org/mailman/listinfo/project_owners
> >> >>>>>>
> >> >>>>>
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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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