The Community Working Group was set up at Akademy 2008 in Belgium with the mission of taking care of KDE’s community. The charter says: “The long-term goal of the Community Working Group is to help to maintain a friendly and welcoming KDE community, thereby ensuring KDE remains a great project enjoyed by all contributors and users.” Since then a lot has happened and we have worked with a lot of people in the community – sometimes giving advice, sometimes stepping in to help resolve a conflict, and sometimes just listening. KDE now has a Code of Conduct and a clear point of contact for advice and help on all things inside the community. However, this is not enough.
Two of the five members of the Community Working Group are stepping back and we are looking for nominations as to who should fill these seats. We are looking for people who are trustworthy, dependable, fair-minded, and above all are able to set aside personal opinions and look at the situation before them objectively and without bias. What we’d like from members of the community is to send suggestions for new CWG members to community-wg at kde org. Include the name and contact information for the person (which can be yourself!), references to their work with communities and/or within KDE, and an explanation of why they’d be an awesome CWG member. We’ll collect suggestions from now until Friday, March 4rd. Soon after, we will pick two nominations from among the suggestions that we feel will be the best match for the CWG and its tasks. Thanks for your help with this 🙂
If you have any questions about this, we will hold a CWG office hour on Monday, February 21st at 7PM UTC on IRC in #kde-cwg on freenode.