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Mozilla QA Volunteer Docs

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:00:05 -0700
To: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>, public-test-infra <public-test-infra@w3.org>
Message-ID: <90463bb5-83fa-1ae0-a69b-bff53a8cc1ff@inkedblade.net>
Hi zcorpan!
You asked me to forward info about the Mozilla QA docs to the archives.
This is the Mozilla website around when I joined.
It has a lot of personality. ;)
   https://web.archive.org/web/20000125153750/http://www.mozilla.org:80/
Important docs besides the home page:
   https://web.archive.org/web/20000229165445/http://www.mozilla.org:80/mozorg.html
   https://web.archive.org/web/20000301043132/http://www.mozilla.org:80/get-involved.html ******
 
https://web.archive.org/web/20000302035824/http://www.mozilla.org:80/quality/bug-writing-guidelines.html
   https://web.archive.org/web/20000304015940/http://www.mozilla.org:80/newlayout/bugathon.html

You can also browse the website circa 2009 at
   http://www-archive.mozilla.org/quality/
It's a little more polished and informative at this era,
but still managed by the Mozilla technical community
rather than the marketing team. The overall landing page
for getting involved is
   http://www-archive.mozilla.org/developer/
which gives a nice overview of the Mozilla development
ecosystem. It was linked from the www.mozilla.org home
page, which opened up people curious about Mozilla to
the possibilities of getting involved.

The common themes here are
   * www.mozilla.org is up-front about being the home
     page of an open source organization and allows
     people curious to learn more about Mozilla development
   * The development pages are written by developers for
     potential developers to be useful and welcoming
   * QA for Gecko is encouraged and potential contributors
     are given the sense that there's a team of real people
     working on problems we all care about that could really
     use their help!

These are the documents that onboarded myself, dbaron, hixie, annevk,
bz, roc, and many other key Web platform contributors as volunteers.
I think WPT and the rest of the Web platform community would benefit
from putting together similarly effective project documentation.

~fantasai
Received on Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:00:37 UTC

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