Re: Self-introduction: Damien Durand

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On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 12:17 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-05-28 at 16:51 +0200, Damien Durand wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > A quick introduction
> > 
> > My name is Damien Durand and i'm a new contributor to Fedora project.
> > I contribute on the following projects, Extras, Ambassador, bug
> > triaging, I18n/L10n, Docs, Websites and i'm an active member of fedora
> > france community. A few weeks ago, i've started to write some ideas
> > about Fedora Start program
> > ( It's in
> > draft for the moment. I would like recruting some contributors by the
> > easy ways with "Fedora Start". Provide easy work for new contributors.
> > I can also help on translation and Wikiediting. About translation, few
> > days ago, i've made a page on french translation
> >
> > 
> > Thanks in advance Damien Durand
> It's great to get new contributors into the project.  I don't think,
> however, that there is a need for yet *another* gateway project.  This
> is the purpose of the Mentors project.  The epidemic of "create a new
> project" is problematic for volunteer projects like Fedora because it
> promotes fracturing already limited resources.  Instead of starting yet
> another subproject, see how you can work this angle from within an
> existing subproject like Mentors.  There is not a lot of activity in
> Mentors already, so if you are energetic, you can help drive Mentors
> where you think it should go.


Exactly what I told Damien Durand earlier on IRC but a tasklist of
things that are easy for contributors to start with is definitely quite
useful. Just list them in the mentors page and promote it. 


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