On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 09:31:46AM -0400, michael chang wrote:
> On 8/16/05, Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 11:05:59PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:
> > >
> > > > I've been watching the (Gimp)web site for some time.  Is there some
> > > > realistic date when we can expect to see the 'Resources' section
> > > > updated??
> > >
> > > Since there is absolutely no progress whatsoever with the GIMP
> > > website, this isn't likely to happen ever. Perhaps you want to help
> > > us to get the website back to live?
> > >
> > the gimp developers seem to be plagued by low self esteem.  one good way
> > to get people involved is to perhaps offer something that builds
> > confidence and displays good faith in an individuals ability to take on
> > a project like that like a publisher.
> Where is the GIMP Website located (in terms of making changes)?  If
> someone wants to help e.g. do one page, but not take over the whole
> project, how would s/he go about propagating the changes to the GIMP
> website (if approved)?
the last person who wanted to help with the wiki was asked to
demonstrate his ability with the wiki software on his own server.

my personal experiences with a shared source project via the existing
framework is that all the belief and actual working software you can
provide cannot make it work.

raphael has made good use of the same system though.  talk about what
you can do, provide a framework.  take vacations and complain about
family obligations.  do not share your work until it works and perhaps
you are finished with what ever private use you have for it.

if you have the backing of a third party.  publisher is one example,
huge coorporation is another, you can expect a great deal of confidence
and gratitude from the developers.  if the corp can provide some toys,
all the better.

the gimp-web project can be checked out of gnomecvs.  you can read the
changelog there to see that making a working web site is the worst
approach to take with these people.  

do instead look at those who were successful and unhurt by the system.
it is very beautiful the strong relationships that supported them as
they contributed.  

i will be so curious to see if your questions are answered.


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