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  1. #1
    Matt Casters Guest

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    Dear Kettle developer,

    The last couple of days we've been discussing various ways to engage the Kettle community more in the development process.
    Obviously, with the number of contributions we already receive we can't complain at all. However, we did put a number of items on a "Fun-bucket" list.
    A fun-bucket item is an item that should be easy enough to do and only take a short amount of time. With more items surely on their way, here is a start at such a list with:

    http://is.gd/80Cpt

    For some reason or another, these always fall off the TODO lists and so Pentaho wants to offer some kind of bonus to you for doing fun-bucket items.
    In true open source community fashion, Doug proposed that you give suggestions as to what that bonus could be.
    Ideas can range from gift certificates, T-shirts (I fixed a Kettle bug and all I got was a lousy T-Shirt), books and iPods to travel expenses getting paid for a hacking get-together.

    Let us know what you think of such a system and if you might be interested in helping out with the Kettle 4.0 burndown list.

    Cheers,
    Matt
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  2. #2
    Benjamin Kallmann Guest

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    Hi Matt,

    IMHO this is a great idea and I'm in for hunting down bugs! :-)

    When I stumble upon small bugs and search the JIRA before entering a
    ticket, I'm sometimes surprised that small and minor bugs remain
    untouched quite a while... Often it's the small things that frustrate
    people if they use a software. So it's time to start working on this.

    For the bonus: I'm not sure if the chance of a free t-shirt might
    motivate enough people to fix a bug, but getting your travel expenses
    paid for the next community meeting sounds indeed interesting. Maybe we
    can combine the bonus for bug fixing with the PAC program?
    http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/COM/...ve+Contributor

    Let's say: if I fix at least 20 bugs on the list, I get a free PDI EE?
    :-D Whatever the bonus may be, it maybe makes sense to bind the type of
    bonus with the number of fixed bugs.

    Two more questions about the procedure:
    1.) To whom shall I assign a fixed issue for testing? I seldom get
    feedback from the author of a JIRA case and the issue remains "ready to
    test" for very long time... Maybe it's better to assign them back to a
    Pentaho employee?
    2.) How do I assign a existing ticket to the fun-bucket list?

    Just my 2cents here. It would also be interesting to hear what other
    members of this group think about Matt's idea!


    All the best,
    Ben



    Am 09.02.2010 15:04, schrieb Matt Casters:
    > Dear Kettle developer,
    >
    > The last couple of days we've been discussing various ways to engage the Kettle community more in the development process.
    > Obviously, with the number of contributions we already receive we can't complain at all. However, we did put a number of items on a "Fun-bucket" list.
    > A fun-bucket item is an item that should be easy enough to do and only take a short amount of time. With more items surely on their way, here is a start at such a list with:
    >
    > http://is.gd/80Cpt
    >
    > For some reason or another, these always fall off the TODO lists and so Pentaho wants to offer some kind of bonus to you for doing fun-bucket items.
    > In true open source community fashion, Doug proposed that you give suggestions as to what that bonus could be.
    > Ideas can range from gift certificates, T-shirts (I fixed a Kettle bug and all I got was a lousy T-Shirt), books and iPods to travel expenses getting paid for a hacking get-together.
    >
    > Let us know what you think of such a system and if you might be interested in helping out with the Kettle 4.0 burndown list.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Matt
    >


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  3. #3
    dmoran Guest

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    Ben,

    Great point - that is what the PAC program is all about. We haven't
    really been pushing it too hard but it is designed to motivate and
    reward people actively contributing to Pentaho projects. I don't want
    to make it a numbers game but if you are contributing good fixes it
    will not take very long to become a PAC. The Fun bucket list is a
    great place to start.

    Doug Moran
    Pentaho Community Connection

    On Feb 23, 5:12

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