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Bug 212527 - Gentoo brainstorm webpage
Summary: Gentoo brainstorm webpage
Status: VERIFIED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Websites
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Infrastructure
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Reported: 2008-03-06 18:58 UTC by Rodrigo Lazo
Modified: 2008-03-14 23:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Rodrigo Lazo 2008-03-06 18:58:36 UTC
Ubuntu Linux has a web site called Ubuntu brainstorm http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ 

It's defined as: "Ubuntu brainstorm provides a simple way for Ubuntu users to give promote ideas for improving the OS. Adding an idea is easy and voting brings the most popular ideas to the attention of the developer community."

Create a Gentoo Brainstorm will be very beneficial to the distro as a whole because it will help the users to propose ideas to enhance Gentoo and at the same time it will help  to involve more the users with their distro. A even more active community will be extremely good for the overall health of Gentoo.


Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Mike Doty (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-06 19:25:16 UTC
we're not ubuntu.  We have plenty of places for users to provide input, this isn't needed.  nor do we have any source for it.
Comment 2 Arturo Alberto Busleiman 2008-03-06 22:31:12 UTC
The gentoo-users mailing list disagrees.
If not a "Brainstorming" page, something else. Check out http://archiver.mailfighter.net/gentoo-user/2008/March/6/0000.html
Comment 3 Andrey Falko 2008-03-06 22:38:58 UTC
I am of the opinion that opening a bug is *not* the right way to go about this. First, it is not critical. And second someone who really wants the brainstorm app should code it up and then maybe open a bug to get their work into Gentoo.
Comment 4 Rodrigo Lazo 2008-03-06 22:45:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I am of the opinion that opening a bug is *not* the right way to go about this.
> First, it is not critical. And second someone who really wants the brainstorm
> app should code it up and then maybe open a bug to get their work into Gentoo.
> 

Yes is not critical, that's why it's filled as enhancement. The app already exists, so there's no need to code it, just to adapt it to Gentoo. Unless that the original app isn't free software of course.
Comment 5 Alec Warner archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2008-03-07 12:22:13 UTC
My question to users would be; can't you do this on the forums already?

-Alec
Comment 6 Jan Seeger 2008-03-07 12:26:57 UTC
I think this is actually a pretty good idea. Not everyone has the time to participate and read meandering forum threads. Instead, having issues/ehancements sorted by priority and requests and being able to "thumb up/down" them is much easier than commenting in a forum thread.
Comment 7 Dan Farrell 2008-03-10 04:25:49 UTC
I think this is a great idea too, but, just as Andrey Falko says, this site isn't a good way to make it happen.  These people are busy fixing bugs and enhancing existing software; they aren't here to code to suit the whims of the community, however strong.  Please: 
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-673136.html