[openstack-dev] [all] Community managed tech/dev blog: Call for opinions and ideas
doug at doughellmann.com
Mon Nov 27 19:06:49 UTC 2017
Excerpts from Joshua Harlow's message of 2017-11-27 10:54:02 -0800:
> Flavio Percoco wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > Last Thursday, at the TC office hours, we brainstormed a bit around
> > the idea
> > of having a tech blog. This idea came first from Joshua Harlow and it
> > was then
> > briefly discussed at the summit too.
> > The idea, we have gathered, is to have a space where the community could
> > write
> > technical posts about OpenStack. The idea is not to have an aggregator
> > (that's
> > what our planet is for) but a place to write original and curated
> > content.
> > During the conversation, we argued about what kind of content would be
> > acceptable for this platform. Here are some ideas of things we could
> > have there:
> > - Posts that are dev-oriented (e.g: new functions on an oslo lib)
> > - Posts that facilitate upstream development (e.g: My awesome dev setup)
> > - Deep dive into libvirt internals
> > - ideas?
> > As Chris Dent pointed out on that conversation, we should avoid making this
> > place a replacement for things that would otherwise go on the mailing
> > list -
> > activity reports, for example. Having dev news in this platform, we would
> > overlap with things that go already on the mailing list and, arguably,
> > we would
> > be defeating the purpose of the platform. But, there might be room for
> > both(?)
> > Ultimately, we should avoid topics promoting new features in services as
> > that's what
> > superuser is for.
> > So, what are your thoughts about this? What kind of content would you
> > rather
> > have posted here? Do you like the idea at all?
> Yes, I like it :)
> I want a place that is like http://blog.kubernetes.io/
> With say an editor that solicits (and backlogs topics and stories and
> such) various developers/architects at various companies and creates a
> actually human curated place for developers and technology and
> architecture to be spot-lighted.
> To me personal blogs can be used for this, sure, but that sort of misses
> the point of having a place that is targeted for this (and no I don't
> really care about finding and subscribing to 100+ random joe blogs that
> I will never look at more than once). Ideally that place would not
> become `elitist` as some others have mentioned in this thread (ie, don't
> pick an elitist editor? lol).
> The big desire for me is to actually have a editor (a person or people)
> involved that is keeping such a blog going and editing it and curating
> it and ensuring it gets found in google searches and is *developer*
Are you volunteering? :-)
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