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Re: Beta criteria for Community Development

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 07:20:22 +0200
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Message-Id: <34C7AEC0-E7F3-45D3-BB57-96D4B0EAB191@w3.org>
To: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>
Both would probably be useful, but I was more thinking of the latter, in terms of motivation to contribute. I got the idea on feverbee ;-)

Chris Mills
Opera Software, dev.opera.com
W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)

On 9 May 2013, at 00:23, Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com> wrote:

> I added this item:
> 
> * Benefits of contributing to WPD are articulated and are communicated to new members. 
> 
> But can you give me an idea of what kinds of benefits and perks you're thinking of?
> 
> Is it intangibles like:
> * Learn about web standards technologies as you help document them
> * Feel satisfaction from knowing you're contributing to improving the state of web standards documentation for all web developers
> * Build relationships with an international open team of webdev and techcom professionals
> 
> Or things like:
> * Earn nifty badges
> * Score cool swag
> ?
> 
> --Janet
> 
> 
> On 5/8/13 4:18 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
>> Looks good Janet. The only thing I thought you might want to explicitly state is something about clearly stating the perks/benefits of contributing to the community - community members will want to be clear on what the incentives are.
>> 
>> So perhaps something like
>> 
>> "Work out and implement mechanisms for giving community members perks/benefits when they contribute to WPD. Make it clear what those benefits are to prospective new members."
>> 
>> ?
>> 
>> Chris Mills
>> Opera Software, dev.opera.com
>> W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
>> Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (
>> http://goo.gl/AKf9M
>> )
>> 
>> On 8 May 2013, at 00:08, Janet Swisher 
>> <jswisher@mozilla.com>
>>  wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> I've taken a stab at setting criteria for declaring "Beta" for Community Development [1]. It seems a little weird to use a label like "Beta" for a community, but I'm taking it mean that the community is moving from the "inception" stage to the "establishment" stage of the community life cycle. A big part of that is implementing capture and tracking of metrics so we can tell which stage we're in.
>>> 
>>> If these criteria look good, I'll submit issues in Bug Genie for implementing them. (I'm not even sure that what I want can be done with mailman and MediaWiki; we can discuss that in the BG issues.)
>>> 
>>> [1] 
>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Project_Status#Goals_for_Community
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Janet Swisher
>>> Mozilla Developer Network
>>> Developer Engagement Community Organizer
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Janet Swisher
> Mozilla Developer Network
> Developer Engagement Community Organizer
Received on Thursday, 9 May 2013 05:20:24 UTC

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