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Re: Mirror GitHub activity onto this list?

From: Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:01:21 -0400
To: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@google.com>
Cc: public-web-bluetooth <public-web-bluetooth@w3.org>, Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Message-ID: <etPan.550b3afa.643c9869.16321@Zero-privacy.local>

On March 19, 2015 at 2:39:44 PM, Jeffrey Yasskin (jyasskin@google.com) wrote:
> I guess I should make myself Chair then, so I get notified when people join.

Would be great - though you are already doing all the editorial work too! Maybe someone else can step up? It's not a lot of work - but it's a very important part of the process. 

If it helps, this is usually what we send to new contributors for the WebMob IG (feel free to adapt):


Hi <person name>,

Welcome to the Web and Mobile Interest Group! 

If you have not already done so please review the group charter [1], check 
out the group's page [2] which includes details of our meetings and 
upcoming teleconferences [3]. You should have been instantly signed up to 
the public mailing list and if you want to read any of the past emails 
then check out the email archives [4]. The group also runs a twitter 
account @w3c_webmob [5] so if you're a twitter user please follow and 
tweet any useful news for the group. 

We conduct and manage our work via a github repository [6] which allows us 
to keep a track of what is going on and work collaboratively. If you are 
new to github please take a look at the github help pages [7] or ask one 
of the chairs. 

Like many other W3C groups we run an IRC channel "#webmob" on the 
irc.w3.org <http://irc.w3.org/> server. If you are new to IRC or want to 
find out some handy 
hints then please check out the W3C IRC pages [7]; here you will find some 
links to some great native IRC clients but you are also welcome to use the 
web client if a dedicated IRC client doesn't work [8]. One of the chairs 
should be idling in the channel at most times. 

Please go ahead and introduce yourself to the group by sending a mail to 
the mailing list (public-web-mobile@w3.org), let us know who you are, why 
you've joined the Web and Mobile Interest Group, which parts of the 
charter you are particularly interested in, your expectations and where 
you may be able to contribute. If you have any questions please ask on the 
public mailing list to get in touch with one of us directly. 

Many thanks! 

[1] http://www.w3.org/2013/07/webmobile-ig-charter.html
[2] https://www.w3.org/wiki/Mobile/
[3] https://www.w3.org/wiki/Mobile/Meetings
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-mobile/
[5] https://twitter.com/w3c_webmob
[6] https://github.com/w3c-webmob
[7] https://help.github.com/
[8] http://www.w3.org/Project/IRC/
[9] http://irc.w3.org/?channels=#webmob


> >> I guess it is a matter of whether to optimize for core contributors
> >> or for the wider community. At least for review purposes including
> >> the wider community would be ideal, but that can of course be handled
> >> manually as well.
> >
> > It's a fine balancing act. If we flood the mailing list, then people will run away. Github  
> is good because it provides most of the benefits of email, including the filtering - plus  
> actual *active* ways of participating in the process.
> >
> > My preference would be to keep the mailing list for announcements, call for comments,  
> and for the rare occasion when some out-of-band discussion needs to take place. And to  
> make sure we keep people aware that the work is happening on GH.
> >
> I'll draft an update to the front text at
> https://www.w3.org/community/web-bluetooth/, so it can link to the GH
> too.
Received on Thursday, 19 March 2015 21:09:51 UTC

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