[ubuntu-cloud] cloud community low hanging fruit

Scott Moser smoser at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 19 19:27:05 GMT 2010

On Thu, 18 Nov 2010, Ahmed Kamal wrote:

> Howdy folks,
> I'd like to identify some low hanging fruit for new community members to work
> on. Shortly I'll begin calls for volunteers, as well as holding regular IRC
> meetings with the aim of helping new community members on-board and start
> contributing. Initially I'd like to only focus on cloudrelated work, as we
> move forward we'll take this further into generic "server" contributions as
> well
> - Since we'll regularly need to identify new items to add to the list, I think
> we need to define some criteria on which tasks are suitable. So far I have the
> following in mind, awaiting your feedback:
>  * Task should not require in-depth technical knowledge of a certain tool or
> codebase. This is so that newcomers are able to easily dive-in
>  * Task should be integratable within the current cycle. i.e. Should a
> contributor step up, work on a task and finish it before any applicable
> freezes. It would be important for that work to get integrated in Ubuntu, this
> helps contributors not loose steam
>  * Task leader/mentor (person who suggests it) should have a clear
> understanding of exactly what needs to be done, and should be willing to spend
> a few hours monthly guiding contributing members

I would love to have more documentation written on our EC2/UEC images.

That blueprint has 'landing' items that are intended to produce a "landing
page" for our UEC images.  such a thing woudl have information about them,
what you can do with them, and how to use them "right now".

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