|[eclipse.org-architecture-council] [Bug 258096] New: Request a "Biography URL" slot in the Portal for personal information|
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=258096 Product/Component: Community / Portal Summary: Request a "Biography URL" slot in the Portal for personal information Product: Community Version: unspecified Platform: PC OS/Version: Linux Status: NEW Severity: enhancement Priority: P3 Component: Portal AssignedTo: portal-inbox@xxxxxxxxxxx ReportedBy: martin.oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx CC: martin.oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, bjorn.freeman- benson@xxxxxxxxxxx, wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx, anne.jacko@xxxxxxxxxxx, karl.matthias@xxxxxxxxxxx, eclipse.org-architecture-council@xxxxxxxxxxx Committers, project leads and AC members are referenced from many places on the Eclipse Web pages. It would be helpful if each person could provide an URL to host personal / biography information, such that it can be referenced from the various places. Right now, only a "Blog URL" exists in the Portal personal metadata. Having a separate "Biography URL" would allow people to create a page with more detailed background information. That way, people browsing the web could get a better handle on the persons that they are communicating with, which may improve communications. They could also browse via the persons to different related projects, or get a hyperlink to the company that a person is working for. Right now, clicking on a committer's hyperlink in the "About this project" page is a bit disappointing: http://www.eclipse.org/projects/lists.php?list=projectsforcommitter¶m=moberhuber the "project" hyperlinks on that page should link to the projects' "about" pages rather than committerlists only; the page should be enriched by the photo (already in the portal), projects led, projects mentored, and biography text fetched from the external "Biography URL". Essentially, this would become an "About this person" page very similar to the current "about this project" page (project descriptionurl replaced by person descriptionurl), which would even be helpful if the "Biography URL" is not yet filled in. I propose that people host their biography pages on the Eclipse Wiki, referenced by "Firstname Lastname", like this one: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Martin_Oberhuber This has the advantage that when editing Wiki text, people can be directly referenced as [[Firstname Lastname]]. Alternatively, the very same Wiki page may also hold a redirect to some external Biography page. The main benefit of this effort, again, is that I think having some background information about a person that I'm communicating with improves those communications. -- Configure bugmail: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: ------- You are on the CC list for the bug.
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