We have a lot of talented people here in this forum and I think it’s important to remember that the beauty of such an open platform means that we can all contribute and are not confined to the whims of a proprietary entity.
I’m starting to discover several folks who are intrigued by the Reform and would like to contribute but are not quite sure how to get started, where they fit in, or what the roadmap looks like so that they can make the most of their time.
I obviously cannot speak authoritatively on the direction of this project, so I’d need a good amount of guidance from Lukas and others, but I’m happy to volunteer my time to help create GitLab milestones, issues, comments, etc. This could potentially help guide people to address problems in an organized and documented way. Perhaps one day if we’d want to propose a public call to arms, if anyone is familiar with the FreedomBox Foundation, one thing I like is that they sometimes publish “contributor invites” on their social media. These posts describe the overall nature of the task, whether it’s more of a programming or documentation task, the estimated time commitment, and the expected difficulty level.
So how do you think we can all come together to make this the best computing platform possible? How can we help encourage potential contributors and ensure they have the information they need to help provide meaningful contributions? I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts.