Ticket #501 (closed Discussion: fixed)
Renaming "Developers" to "Members"
|Reported by:||nicolasschudel||Owned by:||fsck222|
(Moved from an Email discussion)
o What about "Members corner" instead of "developers corner" ? all members are not developers
As you want. My point is to make sure that non-developers members are not confused or irritated and as we clarly divided roles into differents jobs (dev, translator, testers, doc writer...), I found that logical. Note that all the websites you quote are clarly developement-oriented (OK, we can find a i18n page in KDE corner after 2 or 3 clicks)...
I asked the dictionary. Development - to create or produce especially by deliberate effort over time. So that would make me (the graphics guy) a developer as well. However, as you pointed out, the word developer is tightly linked to the notion of programming. So, I agree we need another word. How about this? Contribute - to give or supply in common with others. Thats totally the OS philosophy we want to promote. Ubuntu does it the same way: http://www.ubuntu.com/community Sadly thought we would have to change many more links / titles if we start making that distinction. Should we do it?
See http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes : they speak about "members". I'll use the "member" word, not contributor as it already has another meaning (see the team page): non-members people that contribute. I agree that the move should be done only if it's not too much work (I can help on it if needed).