Ben Rockwood wrote:
It may be too early to propose this, but I'd like to propose that the
Immigrants Community be consolidated into an Advocacy Community Project
should this proposal be approved by the OGB. This new community
consolidation provides a solid home for a number of communities that are
currently "loose threads" and can benefit from added structure. As a
leader of both OS Marketing and OS Immigrants I fully endorse the
proposal before the OGB.
Ben ... I don't have a problem with your suggestion at all, but I think
the UG and Marketing lists should have a say as well. I can't imagine it
would be a problem. Let me send a quick note.
Jim Grisanzio, Sr. Program Manager, OpenSolaris Engineering
Jim Grisanzio wrote:
To the OGB:
For about a month, the User Group Community and the Marketing
Community have had an active conversation about merging the two
communities and moving the individual user groups to projects endorsed
by the new community. The purpose for these moves is to help in the
community consolidation effort, to focus our global outreach efforts,
to remove areas of redundancy, and to raise the profiles of user groups.
Communities to be merged:
Marketing Community: http://opensolaris.org/os/community/marketing/
UG Community: http://opensolaris.org/os/community/os_user_groups/
Consensus has been reached and the conversation threads are here:
Advocates (Advocacy) Community Group: 4/26/07
Community Consolidation -- Marketing & UGs: 4/3/07
Action Requested: As a result of this conversation, we'd like OGB
approval to move forward.
Advocacy Community Group
The Advocacy Community Group exists to help people around the world
get involved in the OpenSolaris Community. We welcome participation
from people of all languages and cultures and people with all levels
of technical and non-technical skills. Everyone has something to
In here you will find independent user groups listed by language and
geography, news, articles, profiles, blogs, technical and
non-technical presentations, videos and podcasts, events and
conferences, metrics and graphics, swag, badges, buttons, and a
variety of promotional projects.
Our defining guidelines and values are simple: we embrace the
OpenSolaris Principles http://opensolaris.org/os/about/ and we are a
community group in good standing under the OpenSolaris Constitution
Join us and participate in the OpenSolaris Community ...
Advocacy Community Leaders: Contributors and Core Contributors from
the Marketing and UG Communities submitted for the first OpenSolaris
election. We need to start with this pool of names initially since we
are merging two existing communities.
Initial Advocacy Community Facilitator: Jim Grisanzio (jimgris)
* 5/1/07: Brief the OGB about merger plan and get final approval.
* Merge Marketing and UG Community lists for contributors and core
contributors and maintain as one list.
* Write final community mission statement.
* Create a new community -- Advocacy Community -- and migrate content.
* Create a new list -- advocacy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- and merge names.
* Start migrating existing user groups to projects and begin creating
new user groups under a new process based on the OGB's project
creation guidelines and the listing of UGs by language and geo.
* Endorse all user group projects.
* Establish URL re-directs for migrated content.
* Migrate Marketing & UG Community content to the Advocacy community.
* Migrate Newsletter content out of the Content Project:
* Link to and re-activate Articles: http://opensolaris.org/os/articles/
* Delete old Marketing & UG communities and lists.
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