Re: community managers

Hi Sri,

On 11/13/2012 12:17 AM, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
But I am looking for some good people who can fill the role of community
manager.  Clearly, we have a problem relating to our user base and some
of the decisions have become more controversial than it needs to be.

Just for the sake of clarity, it sounds like you're suggesting an unpaid volunteer position to co-ordinate the promotion, website maintenance and "welcome committee" for the GNOME project. Is that correct?

I like the idea of having some people who give more time to marketing and the other tasks. Not sure it would be called a community manager in the context of GNOME, and certainly I don't think that a GNOME community manager would be quite so invested with authority as Dawn Foster was for MeeGo and Tizen, for example.

Let me know if you are interested.  I will make a similar note on
foundation list.

Perhaps this kind of marketing role is something which could be fulfilled by the GNOME Foundation? We've paid for interns before, but a longer term full-time position under the ED would allow for us to structure our efforts, take care of all those "no-one is giving it time and love" stuff we all agree needs to get done... it is "only" a question of money, I think.

I don't know if we'll have success finding one individual to take on all that responsibility as a part-time unpaid volunteer. Perhaps a group working together could do it... Or a paid individual.


Dave Neary, Lyon, France
Email: dneary gnome org
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