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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-19 12:25:38

On Sep 19, 2007, at 11:38 AM, Richard Friedman wrote:

> I see some new names on OMPI Docs emails ... another good use of a
> wiki would be that we can introduce ourselves to each other and
> provide profiles that expose our skill sets and how we want to
> contribute.
> I am new to the Open MPI community, so I still need to learn how
> the community runs, its protocols and procedures. So I'm trying to
> go thru the web pages and documents.
> So apologies in advance if I seem naive or not understanding how
> the organization works.

No worries. Most of us OMPI developers know each other fairly well
because we talk on the phone and IM all the time, and we have a
number of face-to-face engineering meetings throughout the year. So
we have a pretty good understanding of each other already -- the
developer community is small enough that we can do that.

This docs group seems like it will be a little different than that --
it may be almost entirely virtual (a bunch of names/email addresses
joined this list that I am unfamiliar with), so going the more-
verbose-on-a-wiki route may be more desirable.

Most of the developers are not involved in this docs group, so I
think there's a lot of freedom here to do what works for
documentation. I'm taking the role of liaison back to the developer
group (although there will likely be more over time -- there will
definitely need to be some distinct/strong ties back to the developers).

I think that at the beginning here, the main structures that are
going to be inherited from the developer community are:

- the OMPI 3rd party contribution form
- the use of SVN and trac
- the OMPI web site

We might want to have a proposal or two floated here on the list for
how we want to attack the docs and then have a teleconference to
discuss them (I find that sometimes an hour's worth of discussion can
save a week's worth of e-mail). Just my $0.02...

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems