Bill and Bonnie sent some update emails (here, here) on Friday to website-discuss about the migration. We continue to migrate content from the tonic database on opensolaris.org/os/ to XWiki on hub.opensolaris.org three days a week, and things are shaping up nicely. Chris has fixed a pile of bugs (see Bill`s mail for the list), and Bonnie has updated the content migration document so people have an better understanding of how to fix pages at the source if the content does not migrate cleanly. Chris will continue fixing bugs each week, and we`ll document those fixes in the content migration emails Bill sends. A few of us are also working on cleaning the common pages on the site -- that`s the content that is not owned by Community Groups, Projects, and User Groups. There are well over 100 pages in that category. We are deleting, updating, fixing, merging, and documenting. We got fat with common pages over the last few years, so I am trying to delete as much as possible. XWiki community here. Why we chose XWiki here.


In one of my own areas, I have been continuing to poke through the Advocacy pages and have been making pretty good progress. There are still a lot of broken pages that have no owners, so I`ll have to delete that stuff at some point. Today I updated the front page and some of the OSUG background and process pages and cut the content substantially. Hopefully, it`s getting easier to just get a quick idea of what`s going on, where to go for help, and how to do the basics. Most stuff happens on list via conversation anyway, and most activity at this point is based around OpenSolaris User Groups.

I also cut the text around governance. Very few people are interested in governance, and it`s really not necessary for how we run Advocacy and build community globally at the grass roots. I have pitched governance hard in Advocacy and in my presentations for years now. Those days are done. If people are interested in governance, that`s great. We encourage them to read the OpenSolaris Constitution and interact with the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) on ogb-discuss (subscribe, forum). There are plenty of opportunities to write, reform, and implement processes there. I no longer have the time or inclination (it`s been 5 years, after all, and the logistics are extremely challenging given my location). Also, I now think the issues of governance on the one hand and direct community building & project management on the other really ought to be separate. It`s just a cleaner way to think about both. And, actually, many others have suggested the same thing along the way. I`m slow. Anyway, for me, there are simply too many other really interesting development projects to manage and user communities to build around the world.

Making progress.




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