I want us to think about (and if we were to reach some conclusions at the summit would be ideal) on what is the process we want to promote / encourage / decide for our Job Board.
What is the purpose of our Job Board?
- I think is to encourage organizations to submit their needs in the hope they will find someone interested in helping.
- For designers to find interesting projects to work on. If they are paid is the cherry on top.
- other ???
I am very happy that we clearly stated in several issues comments that we are willing to accept and promote JUST job posts for Open Source projects and we don’t encourage commercial entries. I think this is the thing that differentiate us from other boards and is also our mind set.
Now we don’t present at all what will happen after a designer and an organization found themselves and how the process continues.
We don’t have a clear overview if the post is still active or not, or if someone contacted the organization and if some work has been done. This might be a topic on its own on how we should make sure the posts are up to date.
I also find it concerning that some organizations that post entries on our board don’t want the process to be ‘open’. They don’t want “too many opinions” involved or they want to control the outcome, etc.
It’s kind of sad to see that even if they have the code open, their approach to design is different.
So this topic’s purpose is to discuss what do we do in cases like described above:
- Do we insist to have a GitHub issue open on OpenSourceDesign and discuss there?
- Do we stop helping these kind of organizations?
Some organizations insisted that we close the issue on our tracker since they have their own tracker and processes. I don’t see why a duplicated issue would be a problem. Also I don’t like this approach like we are a ‘website’ where you can ‘snatch’ a designer and then do what you want with it
Maybe there could be some exceptions if the job is payed and let the organizations have their ‘rules’, but otherwise how I am motivated as a designer to help an organization behind closed doors, without any visibility, without external feedback and against the principles I am trying to promote? and for free.
So this is the topic I want to know your opinion on and maybe have some process / rules for the way we want to have our Job board to run.
So, what’s your opinion?