Hi all: Since we are in process of rethinking community organization within Tikiwiki, I share my thoughts and proposal on a maybe tiny aspect, maybe not. I think it should be clear to new Tikiwiki Community members what they may expect from others, and what others do expect from them. And this could be added somehow as two new rules added the the current "3 rules" used by mose in the Recruitment Ceremony (according to http://dev.tikiwiki.org/3rules ). And these "rule set" (5, in my proposal, see below; or whatever we decide), plus Tikiwiki Social Contract, as a kind of "wish set", should be (in my proposal, again) shown and requested acceptation for new users joining Tikiwiki Community. I imagine that this information is shown and a required checkbox offered at the central tiki-register.php point for TW community - currenty at tw.o). Opinions? Following the wiki way, I did add my proposal at: http://tikiwiki.org/WhoWhat I was partially inspired by and motivated to write my proposal finally, after I read by chance the rule set on another free softwere community: http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/ However, I wonder what's the way to approve changes to Tikiwiki Community organization and rule set. Just discussion on the tikiwiki-devel list? Tikiwiki-users list instead? A kinf of poll on tw.o site? ... I would appreciate stating somewhere clearly also the way and place to discuss/decide upon these type of things... Xavi ========================================= Taken from http://tikiwiki.org/WhoWhat: ---------------------------------------------------- 2. Community organization 2.1. What may I expect from others within TikiWiki<http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tikiwiki&bl>Community?Community members do their best to follow TikiWiki <http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tikiwiki&bl> Social Contract <http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Social+Contract> 2.2. What do others expect from me? This section should be added, imho, to the "entrance door" to TW community: the tw.o/tiki-register.php<http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-register.php>form, afaik, or elsewhere (but somewhere very visible for ALL new users, at least) (Xavi) Others expect you to read, understand, and do your best to follow the TikiWiki <http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tikiwiki&bl> Social Contract <http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Social+Contract>. In addition, you are requested to follow these basic rules within TikiWiki<http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Tikiwiki&bl>Community (the traditional basic 3 rules <http://dev.tikiwiki.org/3+rules>, plus two more rules - [image: exclaim] - recently proposed): 1. *Preserve Environment* (see 3 rules<http://dev.tikiwiki.org/3+rules>for verbose mode) 2. *Commit early, Commit often* (see 3 rules<http://dev.tikiwiki.org/3+rules>for verbose mode) 3. *Make it Optional* (see 3 rules <http://dev.tikiwiki.org/3+rules>for verbose mode) 4. [image: exclaim] *Use and improve the docs* Verbose mode: 1. Search the documentation<http://doc.tikiwiki.org/documentation>first and read the FAQ <http://doc.tikiwiki.org/tiki-list_faqs.php> before asking questions. 2. When asking questions <http://tikiwiki.org/forums>, update the documentation <http://doc.tikiwiki.org/documentation> when you get the answers. 3. Those who complain about the documentation<http://doc.tikiwiki.org/documentation>, update its pages <http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Welcome+Authors> to make it better. 5. [image: exclaim] *Report bugs or feature enhancement requests* Verbose mode: 1. A bug only exists if it's reported in the bugtracker<http://dev.tikiwiki.org/tracker5> 2. When in doubt, file a bug report or request a feature/enhancement in the bugtracker<http://dev.tikiwiki.org/tracker5> 3. If you can't code yourself your own enhancement ideas, don't expect that your request will be implemented in short, if ever. You might be interested in hiring a coder<http://info.tikiwiki.org/Consultants>to do that for you, if you think that things are getting done much more slowly than you would need/like.
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