What is the mission of the RapidSMS community? What problems do you solve for whom? The steering committee will write this.
What is the product we are making to move towards our mission? The architecture lead, release manager, and feature champions will write this. The architecture lead will be the benevolent dictator on this item.
Here are our relevant community links:
This section will be fleshed in and owned by the release manager.
There is no official release at this time. RapidSMS is currently in pre-alpha and our first release is considered a development release. Features and stability are not guaranteed or supported at this time - on the up side, if you're willing to jump in and help experiment, there's never been a better time to help determine the direction of the project.
In order to let ourselves rapidly make mistakes and learn from them, we are going to start off with 3, 1-month release cycles. These release cycles will be unstable alphas until the release managers decide otherwise, and may not contain many new features; the primary purpose of our first 3 releases is to teach us how to make releases as a community.
Our next release dates are:
h1. Getting involved with RapidSMS
How do new deployments start getting involved? What are the existing relationships between RapidSMS and deployment groups using it? Documentation team to get this written, with content assistance from support team.
h2. Communication forums
We have several canonical forms of communication. The complete list for this release is as follows:
h2. General participation values
Each position-holder for this release is expected to hold meetings/office-hours for at least 30 minutes a week at a preannounced time, during which they will work on their area of responsibility. They are also expected to email a weekly status report to the rest of the community. Since this is the first time any of these positions will be held, emphasis is on defining the roles of each team and putting a procedure in place to select and train one's successors.
Roles for the first release have yet to be assigned. They are: