And just so we're clear, what they mean by "technical" is "software person". Are you a linguist? MD? Sound engineer? That's not "technical" in O'Reilly's book.
@n8 those all seem like technical pursuits to me. I wish 'technical' didn't necessarily mean technology. I've always technical referred to the details of a subject, the intellectual minutae involved in a subject.
@sri Precisely; I'd like to see us intentionally adopt terminology like "non-developer" at the very least. Maybe not perfect, but surely an improvement.
@n8 non-developer though seems to single out people IMHO. In a technical project, non-developer migh seem like a lower position. My two cents.
@sri Well, my original thought was "non-software person"; I just figured that to be too wordy. Might also include QA, bug-squashing, and many other tasks, though.
I say anyone involved in making software is a developer.
(This isn't even counting the overlap when one of those mentioned can _also_ program, even if it might or might not be one of their official tasks.)
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