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Re: Results of the 2015 Contribution Surveyby
This is what happens when you don’t drink coffee, I left out sections specifically aimed at eliminating barriers and making contributions more effective.
It’s hard to comment on these because they specifically ask what can be done better, but not how urgently or strongly the change is needed. Some people may be suggesting something just because they’re asked. But it’s an interesting contrast to the graphs which were saying that people are quite competent with git, etc. I’m curious how other people interpret these answers together…
On Jan 14, 2016, at 8:42 AM, Liana Baciu <email@example.com> wrote:Hi Cocopapa,Based on the results in the survey publication only about 12% of people believe that OCA is too close to Odoo SA. The question was posed in the negative, which is why you may have interpreted it differently.The answers in the graphs suggest that people do know: how to use Github, how to find modules or how to test modules.A few of the long answer questions do confirm your hypothesis. 6/22 for the initial long answer section and 1/7 in the “comments” responses support your concerns. If this trend is true of all the data — which is unlikely, as I believe the responses chosen for publication were put there to show a variety of opinions as opposed to a random sample — then we’re talking about 14% are confused over how to get started/what to do and 11% are concerned with how close the OCA is with Odoo SA and protecting the interests of contributors. But because these responses are chosen on purpose, I presume that even fewer people fall into those two groups.Someone correct me if I am wrong. My suggestion for future surveys is not to use a display of data containing double negatives (“I don’t know…” + “fully disagree” = I do know).
On Jan 14, 2016, at 7:23 AM, Cocopapa <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Thanks for the results.
They show that OCA should be more actually an own body no more so much depending on ODOO Main Company and their roadmap.
It would be in deed very interesting to hear more about the OCA Roadmap.
Do you have at all one? If not why not?
Many developers who answered seem to be afraid of contributing. Either because of that their work gets used afterwards in commercial projects by ODOO S.A. or also because they don't understand how to contribute at all!
Perhaps it would be a good idea if you publish a tutorial step by step guide on how to use all those tools like github travis etc and how to contribute.On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 3:08 AM, Maxime Chambreuil <email@example.com> wrote:Dear Contributors,Please find below the results of the 2015 Contribution Survey:If you have any questions or want to share your analysis and things the OCA should do, please reply in this thread.Cheers,