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Re: [Lubuntu Community] Cleaning up Routine & Activities


> On 11/06/2013 07:55 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>    Hi,
>  Kindly have a read at:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Get%20Involved/WhoWeAre
>  I have updated this Wiki Page with some new information which a bit more
> in details than here:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved#Lubuntu_Community
>  Myself and some 'active' members of Lubuntu have discussed lately about
> the activities of the team in general. We have noticed there are some
> people who remain silent for months without any notice and then show up
> suddenly then disappear again. We noticed that the list of members need to
> be cleaned up so the Team Leaders of Lubuntu know at least who is
> contributing and ask them for help and who is not. We have noticed that the
> overall activities have been much less and while this could be normal in
> regular releases at this stage, it is NOT for this cycle - why? simply
> because Lubuntu 14.04 is going to be an LTS Release and that requires lots
> of 'TEAM' work and I insist, TEAM WORK.
>  Also, we *(active members of the team) *came to understand that
> previously, some tasks/roles were being handled by only 1-2 people if not
> only one. This has proved to add unbelievable stress and huge burden over
> the shoulder of those people. And, in most times, when they were in need to
> help and support, they got very little bit of it. THIS must NOT be the case
> in this cycle. And, I am sorry to be extra honest here but I will simply
> leave Lubuntu once and for all if I will continue to feel that this is a
> few people job rather than a Community and Team work.
>  Team work = "We must all have a great sense of responsibility and not let
> things happen because everyone takes the comfortable view that someone else
> is looking after it. Someone else isn't looking after it."
>    Lubuntu needs you for the coming 6 months and even after releasing
> Lubuntu 14.04 LTS, whether it will be supported for 2 years or more Lubuntu
> will still need you. Please, don't let Lubuntu down!
>  You may wonder what is the big deal behind all that but for myself and
> some other members, this is called Loyalty and being in love with Lubuntu
> which will make you dedicate some of your own time to do things and most of
> the time, do more than what you are supposed to do. Lubuntu has a special
> magic that not only can breathe new life into an old semi-dead machine but
> can take you far away and open your mind and change your life.
>  Before the Real Hard and Tough Work starts for 14.04, it is a very good
> time to discuss such issues before 'active' people get busy with testing,
> bugs, etc and won't have time to stuff like that :)
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Get%20Involved/WhoWeAre
>  Hopefully, we can get this list updated soon!
>  Because, we do need to know who is contributing and participating and
> who is not. At least, for our information and I see nothing wrong with that
> :)
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/lubuntu-brainstorming/+spec/team-activity
>  Thank you!
>  --
>   Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
> Best Regards,
>  amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
>  Areas of Involvement<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
>  My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 8:21 PM, Aere Greenway <Aere@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> Ali:
> As I indicated in my last reply to you, at present, I am very busy, and
> only contribute occasionally.
> If the criteria for being on this list as being able to put in more time,
> then by all means, feel free to remove me from this e-mail list.
> - Aere
> --
> Sincerely,
> Aere
>  Hi Aere,

I am sorry if my email wasn't clear for you. Allow me to explain in easy,
simple and clear way :)

1- I am afraid you are confused between the mailing list as a way to
communicate with everyone and being active as a contributor :)  I am sure I
have explained that to you months ago but I'd be glad to explain that
again. I am sure I was extra clear about the two groups that our community
consists of: Users and Contributors. For Users, they are not required to be
active. For Contributors, they 'are required' to be active :)


2- NO ONE will remove ANYONE. This is a Mailing List for everyone and as
long as we are following these guidelines:
http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailing-lists - then everything is
fine. No one is going to remove you, Aere :)

3- This is a usual routine we do from time to time. What is special this
time is we will go for an LTS release and we do need to re-evaluate
everything to avoid the previous mistakes and adopt the best approach to
not only have a rock solid system but a strong team that is capable of
whatever task/challenge it may have of face :)

I hope this is clear and if not, please let me know and I will be very glad
to re-explain.

If you think you are busy then for sure, you can simply add your name here:

Before, we had only a list of actual members and active contributors but
now, Users can also add their names :)

Thank you!

@Phill, Lars and others who updated their entries: THANK YOU SO MUCH :D

Have a great time everyone!

Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
Best Regards,
amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
Areas of Involvement <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>

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