On 29 September 2010 06:51, Rob Lanphier <robla [at] wikimedia> wrote:
is to work with the "Signpost"; these people are already
pushing out a tech report weekly and have been doing so for years.
My hope is that a lot of this work is complementary to Signpost and
other sources. Part of making the drafting process public is to give
Signpost the opportunity to scoop us.
Just to let you know that the lead* Technology Report writer
appreciates and fully supports your efforts to increasing transparency
and (re)build the connections between paid and amateur developers of
all shapes and sizes :)
I don't know how the demographics compare though, Techblog vs Signpost
Tech. I would think that there probably are people that read one or
the other but not both, but they can't be many. On the other hand, I
know we at the Signpost are keen to expand the readership now that we
feel securer about the format and details like that, so maybe the
difference will increase, who knows. Perhaps the optimal solution lies
in adequate summaries for the less technically minded.
Anyway, I'm drifting off topic, but do keep up the good work in this
important area. Oh, and anything you can do to make us writers' lives
easier is much appreciated; I'm certainly looking forward to seeing
Zak in action in the weeks to come, for example.
* Okay, you got me, only. Not that the occasional help I get is
unwanted, nor do I doubt that if for some reason I couldn't do it,
someone else might be able to. Aude did a sterling job before me, for
example; probably a better one in fact.