[Geany] Geany newsletter - proposal for developer interviews

Russell Dickenson russelldickenson at xxxxx
Wed Mar 16 20:39:49 UTC 2011

On 17 March 2011 05:49, Frank Lanitz <frank at frank.uvena.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:59:44 +0100
> Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de> wrote:
>> Very good idea!
>> I'm all for it.
>> Just as a following suggestion, since the quantity of Geany core
>> developers is quite small (you only need one hand to count us :D), we
>> should make clear from the beginning that this includes also the
>> plugin developers, I'd say.
> Hey, you can count up to 1024 with both hands.... (well, as I did show
> this to my family I had the small feeling they want to declare me
> insane .... )

I can't even *imagine* why they'd think you might be insane. :P

> But I would also say include the plugin devs as well
> as translators if they like to. There a huge number of people working at
> free software which all have interesting ideas about Geany and the
> world :)

Yes, I should make this clear - the interviews would be with "Geany
developers and contributors". I mentioned this in my proposal, then
went on to mention only developers. Oops.

The aim of the newsletters is to let those in the Geany community know
a little about the people who help create and maintain Geany and its
plugins, also provide support in other ways, such as translation. For
someone who is currently not contributing, it can be encouraging to
read others' stories and they may think "Hey, if they can do X maybe I
can too." Some people may assume that they're "not worthy", perhaps
because they don't have technical knowledge. Everyone *can* contribute
and I hope that the interviews would demonstrate that there is not one
set of criteria that you need to meet to be a contributor.

I don't know if this explanation has made things clearer or not... :)

Russell Dickenson

> Cheers,
> Frank
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