[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

Eric H. Jung eric.jung at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 6 13:51:40 PDT 2010


Great, so we have 3 people willing to take over the day-to-day tasks
immediately. Now I suppose we need to grant them access and point them to
the correct documentation pages (docs for all of this already exists AFAIK).

David?

Eric


On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Axel <axel.grude at googlemail.com> wrote:

>  I think that's a pretty brilliant idea, although we might want to have a
> team for administration - its probably a bit much for just one person. There
> are already some guide lines in place about only hosting open source / non
> profit stuff, they could probably just be kept. What's the average traffic
> (how many new projects / month)? If you want some help with project admin I
> can probably dedicate one or two hours or even just an open ear to bounce
> ideas from...
>
> Axel
>
> On 06/04/10 20:47, Eric H. Jung wrote:
>
> 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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