Gentoo Archives: gentoo-devrel

From: Christel Dahlskjaer <christel@g.o>
To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] user representatives?
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 21:23:29
Message-Id: 1142544196.7114.81.camel@gaspode
In Reply to: [gentoo-devrel] user representatives? by Torsten Veller
On Thu, 2006-03-16 at 20:53 +0100, Torsten Veller wrote:
> What are user representatives? > What they will do?
As the decision to allow for creation of the role of 'user representative' is rather new the definition is not one which has been set in stone just yet. However, I will try to answer your question, since the user relations project is intended to act as a bridge between developers and users, it is important that we do not let our assumptions as developers get in the way of communications with users. Many users may be unfamiliar with concepts or terminology that to a developer seems commonplace and easy to understand. The 'user representatives' are intended as a way to get feedback from non-developers on such things, for example to ensure that a survey is written in such a way as to be comprehensible to users before it is sent out. The role is intended as a way to get reliable input from non-developers in order to ensure that what we do has the maximum benefit for users and developers alike. The role description is subject to change as we are currently trying to fine tune it (you caught us a bit too soon!), when the role has been properly defined I will send the description out to this list as well as including it on the User Relations page. Christel -- gentoo-devrel@g.o mailing list