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About Orchard - codifying governance and community practices

Topics: Announcements
Nov 24, 2014 at 3:24 PM
Spun off of another discussion I'd like to initiate an effort to codify everything that should be known about how Orchard works as a project and community. This is especially important for newcomers IMO (since when you start to use Orchard you don't just "buy" a software platform but also buy yourself into a community, with everything attached).

For this I created a shared document that you can view here: It's nowhere complete but is intended rather as a start.

Who wants to edit the document directly let me know through zoltan dot lehoczky (a) with your Microsoft ID but I'll undertake the editing chores so you can even add your input just here and I'll edit it into the document.

Eventually a text like this could be part of the Orchard home page.

Some living examples of project missions, governance models and such:
Nov 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM
Antoine let me know that there is actually a page about this, apparently created by Bertrand last July, that doesn't seem to be linked from anywhere:

It seems that the majority is already there. "Building community trust in the governance of an open-source project is vital to its success. To that end, decision making must be done in a transparent, open fashion. No decisions about the project’s direction may be done without community involvement and participation. Discussions must begin at the earliest possible point on a topic; the community’s participation is vital during the entire decision-making process." Yes! I couldn't express this remotely that well.
Dec 3, 2014 at 3:37 AM
Thank you ;)