On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 11:17 -0400, Alejo Cerrat0 wrote:
Hi, my name is Alejo Cerrato, and I'm Marketing Director of a
size company in SoFla.
I'm very interested in improve my skills on Linux and colaborate with
the Fedora Project.
Great; thanks for bringing yourself to this mailing list. :)
So far I've found that if you are not very skilled in Linux it is
to follow all the steps as they are indicated to succesfully become a
contributor. And I guess that there may be people willing to
colaborate, but without the minimum Linux skills to do so.
For some reason (and I'm not trying to get any help here in this list)
I can't validate my CLA. I wonder how many people got discouraged in
becoming a contributor because of the complexity of the process, and
the intrinsec bureaucracy.
I understand at the same time that it has to be done in a secure environment.
I'm going to keep on trying and get my CLA validated asap.
But at the same time I'll like to help make this process easier for
the contributors-to-be, people that may lack Linux knowledge but have
other skills that could help.
These are good points. It is a challenge to get involved, it shouldn't
be, and it's hard to know where to start in making it easier.
While we cannot do away with the CLA for certain kinds of contributions,
A. Encourage contributions that don't require a CLA, so are easier to do
(bugzilla, mailing list, IRC, etc.)
B. Find ways to make the CLA easier to agree to (such as a click-through
CLA for the wiki)
For A., we can make it easier for people to find and participate in
those groups. We try to point out the value and existence:
For B., we have a project to use a click-through CLA for giving wiki
editing privileges. We are waiting for a release of the wiki software
to do that.
Karsten Wade ^ Fedora Documentation Project
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