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[] [Bug 258096] New: Request a "Biography URL" slot in the Portal for personal information  
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,

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:
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:
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

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