GnuCash Dev teams

Christian Stimming stimming at
Tue Feb 1 11:00:22 EST 2011

Zitat von Sebastien Daniel <sebastien.daniel at>:
> I recently joined the GnuCash -devel list, hoping I could contribute  
> in some manner.
> The experience I can give is related to business management,  
> accounting and my academics, which are in the field of business  
> administration and information technologies.
> As a note, I am by no means a developper, I only know html/CSS (for now).

Very good. Thanks for the introduction. (You might want to add a  
remark about the country you're located in.)

I guess you have already read  
because that wiki page should explain the different way of  
contribution. In case that page is not entirely clear, feel free to  
change the wording there to improve it even more.

> This is also my first shot at contributing in an opensource project,  
> so my methods might not be the most appreciated, if so, simply point  
> it out (nicely pls :P ) and i'll adapt.
> My first contribution would be to attempt a certain form of  
> organisation, this being on a voluntary basis, everyone should make  
> their own decision on which "team" they would want to be.
> *The idea:
> *Have two teams, each contributing in a different manner.
> Team A would work on known issues, bugs and stability.
> Team B would work on fonctionnality requests, general GnuCash improvement.
> I believe this would help drive GnuCash efforts all in the same  
> direction (in sorts).
> This is an idea, please give your feedback.

I'm sorry, but I have some very blunt feedback: This idea is out of  
touch with reality and useless. Please keep watching this list for  
some time and you'll soon realize that each active developer is always  
working on both different goals that you've mentioned.

Instead of splitting the contributor base artificially as a form of  
team structure, you should rather think of this community as a  
"centered set" with many different possible levels of involvement.  
People are joining for increased involvement and are leaving for  
lesser involvement all the time. If you have ideas that might help the  
structure of this existing kind of group, please let us know.

Best Regards,


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