Hello, everyone! If you've been following @maloki for updates on the ongoing effort to #ForkTogether, then you may be happy to know that we had our first meeting on Saturday and are still planning out governance and infrastructure before the project "officially" starts.
If you're looking to follow the progress of the fork, or you're looking to get involved, follow here for updates!
Hello, everyone! A quick on the upcoming meeting for the fork.
The meeting will take place tomorrow (Sunday, 8th July) at 7 PM UTC.
The meeting will be done via Discord. This is currently the most accessible option for now, although we are planning to move to another system like Matrix later. You can join the Discord here: https://discord.gg/T2BeU2Q
But do we really have enough coders? According to the survey, as well as people who reached out in person, yes, yes we do.
We have 50 people who say they can contribute with code. 20+ people who can contribute with Governance of software of organization. Others want to help with experience, money, emotional support, resources. (hover photo!)
Some of the "other:" responses were: Testing, Sysadmin, Code Review, Copywriting, Mentoring new contributors, Security/Penetration testing.
Actually over 100 people (109 responses to the survey) wanted to #ForkOffTogether. And all in all we had 171
To put that in perspective of the 470 contributors that #Mastodon has had on the GitHub repo, I feel like we have a solid base to go from here.
Some of the comments even suggested that "No I don't want to, but we need to", explaining why they ticked No.
First Order Of Business: Laurelai, Maloki and PaulFerence are rejecting any direct involvement in management, interim-committee, or the committee of the ForkOffTogether initiative in its first FULL year.
This should offer a good time frame to build the governance that You folx want for this w/o us.
The wording of this can of course still be adjusted, to be even more clear and strong.
But the point we're trying to make clear is that we do not want to be nominated, nor accept any roles in this management/committee.
We just want to help you all to kick this off.
#ForkOffTogether update #4
A small survey about what makes a good CoC for you is now out!
As well as info about what kind of meeting I want to invite everyone to:
TL;DR #ForkOffTogether Update #3
We are only trying to use the survey to invite everyone to a meeting, to start up an organization of the meeting's choice.
Another survey, together with more information, is coming out tomorrow to help us rough draft one of the documents we will suggest at the meeting.
Everyone will get a vote.
ForkOffTogether Update #2 Show more
The pre-project #ForkOffTogether tagline is:
Community Over Code
We, @Laurelai , @PaulFerence and I, will be using this to help describe and guide the current process.
It derived from Organization First - Code Later, we managed to write a few iterations and find a nice tagline to use for now.
So if you're wondering why there's no code-fork yet. That's why.
The shift in the community has already happened, and all of you who reached out are proof of that. #ForkOn
ForkOffTogether Update Show more
This work may seem slow, but we're trying to get it right from the very start.
I don't want to over share as it's also a process of iterations.
What I can share is that, we will send out some sort of official invitation when this current work is done. And then we'll have a meeting, and go from there.
Be patient, and save your thoughts and ideas somewhere, we'll need them.
What is ForkOff/Together? [correct links] Show more
Here are all the relevant links (Updated!):
Is Forking hostile? No, it's Self- and community care:
Summary of what went down Yday
Keep Calm and #ForkOn
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