Editing chores to be broken up and some questions.

Pascal Calarco pcalarco at nd.edu
Sun Jul 6 13:20:32 UTC 2008

Hi Oisin and Huzaifas --

I also completed the Marketing beat for this week and marked it as such, 
since we're still looking for someone to do that.

Huzaifas has permissions to push out the final copy to the list, so I am 
happy to have him do that piece.

AFAIK, the beat writer is responsible to edit the wiki to indicate 
completion of a week's beat; that is how I have been handling it.

As far as the styleguide, I think folks will be okay with editing this; 
as long as the meaning isn't changed, enhancing how the content comes 
across is a good thing, IMO.

I am going to be traveling most of tomorrow, but will be in touch with 
e-mail Sunday early evening again.  This week I have more time to work 
on the other pieces of the workflow.  The item that I think we need to 
do next is follow up with identified beat writers who haven't been/able 
to contributing in recent weeks.  In parallel, we can perhaps ask on the 
ambassador list for people who are able to contribute to the open beat 

   - pascal

Oisin Feeley wrote:
> Hi Pascal, Huzaifas,
> I've submitted my beat and edited Max's and Nicu's and marked all three
> as completed in the Beats Sections table[1].  I was going to write a
> brief summary overview drawing attention to highlights of this issue but
> I'll wait until the rest of the beats are in.
> Looking at the workflow[2] page we need to sort out among ourselves
> exactly who has responsibility for what and to then update this page as
> our common reference/reminder.
> As I mentioned before I'm happy to make an editorial pass over two other
> beats besides my own.  Do I, or the beat writer, update the Beats
> Sections table[1] to indicate completion?  I guess it's the beat writer
> to show us that they've signed-off and are done with the content.
> With regard to turning the wikipage into an email which gets blasted out
> to e.g. LWN, what do we have to do and which of us will do it?
> Finally, how concerned are we with editing for e.g. Active vs. Passive
> voice as mentioned in the StyleGuide and discussed previously? 
> Personally I'd prefer to follow the StyleGuide and made some minor
> changes to the beats I edited in order to follow it. How do our
> contributors feel about having their text mangled to follow these
> rules/suggestions?
> 1. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Beats
> 2. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/WorkFlow

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