[Project_owners] Mozdev - Participation or Bust

Brian King brian at mozdev.org
Wed Apr 7 04:21:11 PDT 2010


Thanks to everyone who has offered to help out. For now, please add your 
name to this page:

http://www.mozdev.org/drupal/wiki/New-People

We'll put together a list of tasks in the coming days and assign to 
those interested.

- Brian

Jim Massey wrote:
> I can help wherever is needed to keep mozdev going. I have some server
> and programming experience.
>
> Honestly I thought that the volunteer situation was under control and in
> transition. I'm sorry I was not paying attention.
>
> Jim
>
> Eric H. Jung wrote:
>> 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
>> <mailto: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
>>>     <mailto: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
>>>         <http://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
>>>         <mailto: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
>>>         <mailto: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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>>>         >>
>>>         >>--
>>>         >>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 <http://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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>>     --
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>>     ==================================
>>     Axel Grude
>>     Senior Software Developer
>>     GenBase Solutions Ltd
>>     Registered in Ireland, No. 317957
>>     Registered address:  Parkmore Business Park West, Galway.
>>     www.genbase.ie  <http://www.genbase.ie>
>>     phone: 091 746 965
>>     ==================================
>>
>>     sig:try  <http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/>   *firefox*. it supports www standards better!
>>
>>     disclaimer: personal opinion, not my employer's
>>
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