Yesterday, Karl Horak and I went over the awards proposal I've been
working on for what I've recently been calling the Plone Community
Awards. We both agree it's developed enough to bring to the marketing
committee, and are trying to polish off a couple 'TBD' items in time
for next week's committee meeting.
Between now and then, it'd be much appreciated if you'd check out the
most recent version of the proposal, posted at the Plone Marketing
Open Plans site: http://www.openplans.org/projects/plone-marketing/draft-proposal
As outlined, the process is a little different from many industry or
community choice-style awards, and hopefully improves a bit on some of
the obvious flaws that many of these kinds of things tend to have.
The proposal is in two parts: the first half is a quick rundown of the
idea, and the second half tries to spell out some of the thinking and
justification behind it.
As a quick overview:
-There's an open call to the Plone community for awards in five
-The categories attempt to reflect the widest possible range of
organized activity in the ecosystem, including non-code projects
-The open call announces the criteria that each category will be
judged on & encourages people to shore up weak spots before entry
-The self-nomination includes 'giving yourself a grade' in how
technically and conceptually well you've done
-The self-nominations are used as a basis for narrowing the field in
-There's general voting on the finalists that takes place during/near
the annual Plone Conference
There are a couple loose threads and queries to address, but we both
feel none of them are showstoppers. We'd like to get the proposal
polished enough to take to the Board for their blessing, and any
comments or critique you may have would be helpful to that end.
We'll try to have comments addressed, or at least mulled over, by next
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