LMYS: mailing list
- Tom Morris
- 2010-12-06 @ 01:57
Lend Me Your Skills is a blog where we interesting opportunities for
This mailing list is for those interested in running the site. It is
basically the backstage to the blog.
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How is Lend Me Your Skills going to work?
I'd like to run it by consensus and relatively openly. I'll be pushing
the post button at the moment, but want to share it out. I started the
site because I really want such a site to exist!
Posting/moderating rights on the site will be granted very slowly and
carefully to those I trust. How to get posting/moderating rights:
write a lot of awesome posts and submit them to the site.
Stuff that needs doing:
A post about this mailing list, once the blog is back up. ;-)
Documenting existing projects that could do with help. I'm planning to
do something on Wikibooks soon: there's lots of programming tutorials
that could be written through that.
Approaching existing large open source projects. Think Ubuntu or
GNOME: the point of Lend Me Your Skills is so that people can get
seduced in to contributing to open source projects, so working with
Linux distributions to find out what people can help with will be a
Finding existing translation projects: there are tons of applications
that need translation.
Finding existing documentation projects.
Contacting small project starters on sites like Github, Bitbucket and
Launchpad asking them if they want to have something written for Lend
Me Your Skills.
Promotion and PR. I suck at this. I hate cold calling/cold e-mailing
people. How do we get people involved without it seeming spammy?
Find and point to existing 'how to get involved with open source' type
resources in existing projects.
Coordination with hackathons, conferences and language communities: if
projects are having a real-life meetup, we should help them find
contributors going to that conference.
Choosing what other social media services to push data out onto:
already doing Twitter. Facebook? Google Buzz? identi.ca?