#344 Policy proposal: contributing to Fedora should be FUN

Created 7 years ago by jwrdegoede
Modified 6 years ago

This may seem like a joke, but it is not I kindly ask
of FESco to seriously take this under consideration.

I would like FESco to codify into a policy that
contributing to Fedora should be Fun, and that to
further that goal any existing and new procedures for
Fedora should be balanced in how much they negatively
impact Fun versus how much gain is expected from them
to further the goals of Fedora.

While I personally quite agree with the idea that contributing to Fedora be FUN, I think in practice it may be difficult to write up such a policy. :(

Problems would include:

  • whats fun for me might not be fun for you.
  • should something that is up front not very fun, but will result in more fun later be allowed?
  • Is there any qualitative way to measure fun amount vs gain?

Anyhow, I think we should surely take into account keeping fedora as fun as we can.
I'm a bit sad that I posted a blog post a while back asking people what the most fun they have contibuting to fedora was, and only got 2 people replying.
(see: http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/02/08/your-fedora-muse/ )
Perhaps people don't read blogs much, but that was a pretty poor showing if people really are having fun.

Anyhow, we can have discussion on this tuesday. Thanks for the submission!

Replying to [comment:3 kevin]:

While I personally quite agree with the idea that contributing to Fedora be FUN, I think in practice it may be difficult to write up such a policy. :(

Problems would include:

  • whats fun for me might not be fun for you.
  • should something that is up front not very fun, but will result in more fun later be allowed?
  • Is there any qualitative way to measure fun amount vs gain?

I know two thinks that usually kill fun: complicated workflows and unresponsiveness.

Anyhow, I think we should surely take into account keeping fedora as fun as we can.
I'm a bit sad that I posted a blog post a while back asking people what the most fun they have contibuting to fedora was, and only got 2 people replying.
(see: http://scrye.com/wordpress-mu/nirik/2010/02/08/your-fedora-muse/ )
Perhaps people don't read blogs much, but that was a pretty poor showing if people really are having fun.

I read it and often thought about it, but I was to lazy to write a blog post about it. Maybe you can ask again on identi.ca ;-)

While fesco thinks fun should be kept in mind and contibuting to fedora be fun, we can't codify this.

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