Subject: Re: Editorial Board, Take 2 - vs. Trac Maintainers
From: "Zak Greant" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 16:35:41 -0800

Hey Robin, Greetings All,

On 11/30/07, Robin 'Roblimo' Miller <> wrote:
> >
> > If that's the case, then I propose we separate the discussions.  Let's
> > assume that the Editorial Board that I am proposing is only
> > responsible for the *wiki*, to ensure that the information provide is
> > maximally useful.  These are people with extensive open source
> > experience, but not necessarily very much time.
> This makes sense. I'm not a lawyer, but I've been an editor for a good
> number of years, and this is reasonably close to what real-life editors
> actually do (or, at least, are *supposed* to do).


> > In addition, we have a separate group called Trac Maintainers, whose
> > job it is to scan the lists and help manage tickets.  These are people
> > who are perhaps not Open Source gurus, but are passionate and willing
> > to devote the time to help the community.
> This would be great "entry level" volunteer work for people who want to
> help out but may not have programming, legal or writing/editing
> backgrounds -- and for people with those backgrounds, too, if they have
> time on their hands.

I wouldn't qualify it as entry level work - unskilled people working
in this role will cause more problems than they help resolve.