[lsb-discuss] Ways for us to work more efficiently

Theodore Tso tytso at MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 25 06:16:41 PST 2008

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 08:47:19AM -0500, Robert Schweikert wrote:
> Certainly a lot of good thoughts here. I think when we talk about a 
> "Getting Started" page we should consider having 3 pages instead of one. It 
> is my believe that we can provide better focus on the target audience if we 
> have the information separated. We have at least 3 groups of "customers"
> 1.) Distribution vendors
> 2.) People interested in contributing to the LSB
> 3.) ISVs

Agreed.  I was primarily thinking about #2, but in general, you're
write.  We are in the process of hiring an "ISV Outreach Manager" and
a "ISV Technology Evangelist" whose full-time job it would be to reach
out to ISV's; those two positions will be reporting to Markus, and it
will be their job to write the "Getting Started" page for ISV's.

Given that we have all of the critical distribution vendors certifying
to LSB 3.x, I hadn't worried as much about getting a "Getting Started"
page for distro vendors, but it would be a good idea to have that as

> With respect to status reporting it would be nice if at least part of the 
> progress tracking would be viewable by everyone. It was not obvious to me 
> from the wiki whether or not some or all of the data would be restricted to 
> LF accessibility or not. I can easily imagine that an ISV is waiting for a 
> certain feature and would like to track the progress as it makes its way 
> from proposal into the spec.

My current thinking is to make *all* of the status reporting and
project pages be totally public.  The only thing that wouldn't
necessarily be public would be specific bugtraq entries or otrs issue
tracker entries, if they needed to be kept confidential due to their
containing ISV confidential information.  In that case, the status
report would just say "Worked on OTRS issue #123", which would link to
the OTRS ticket.

The other thing which we would probably keep private would be people's
vacation schedule, for the obvious (real-world) security reasons.  

But other than that, yes, I would propose that we work in a totally
transparent, open kimono fashion.

							- Ted

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