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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [appeal] Help Us Graduate!
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2009 03:16:57 GMT
On Nov 21, 2008 William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> I'd like to suggest a thread on general@ for each of those projects
> who believe they are close to graduation, but not sure what to do
> next.  To kick off such a thread, email *me* with a summary (like
> you do for status reports) of where your project is now in terms
> of community, code, releases and functionality.  Don't forget to tell
> everyone *what* the code does, the language it's coded in, etc :)
> Most importantly, point out what help *you* think it needs.
> (Once launch the discussion your fellow podling members can offer
> their perceptions and opinion about what's needed, so we'll get a
> balanced view.)
> Here are the rules to keep this fun...
>   Reply to *me*, not the list, so I can put one podling up for help
>   at a time.  Keep this subject so I can keep them in their own folder.
>   If I see something missing, I'll help with editing the appeal so that
>   everyone has enough information to jump in if they want to help.  This
>   also lets you remain anonymous, if you prefer - just tell me upfront.
>   Only one of these at a time, let's give each podling our undivided
>   attention on general@.  I'll post the first appeal just as soon as
>   I get it.
>   Exactly one week of general@ discussion to help solicit the advise,
>   help needed, advise, and possibly attract some other helpers reading
>   general@ to your podling-dev@ list.  Then let another have their turn.
>   After a week, I'll kick off the second podling based on whichever
>   appeal is next in my email queue, then the third, etc etc.  Betting
>   we can discuss and help out four podlings before we take a break
>   for the holidays, and pick back up in January.
> Anyone want to give this a try?

I am very disappointed that no podlings took up your suggestion.

I wonder if the various podling developers are attentive
to this general@ list.


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