posted by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Aug 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by sogabe
IconThe controversial discussion about the important of communications at the Haiku project continues, and seems to be heating up. The project recently announced a new marcom team, and now the team lead (Koki) is coming on strong to the developers. He claims that the new Haiku website now in development "looks awful, is disorganized, and it has no focus whatsoever", and proposes to fix it by organizing it into marketing and development areas managed by each group (plus an open community area). Read on for a short summary written by OSNews reader sogabe.

Apparently the idea is to "allow marketing to manage the message to the outside world, the devs to freely produce all the technical documentation that is is required, and the community to have a place to express itself and feel part of the project". However, the web developer in charge does not seem to like the idea, and wants marketing to just "only take care of articulating our goals and what Haiku is (in 'About') and writing good news items in the name of the developers and other team members".

In one of the many posts on the topic in recent days, Koki also claims that Haiku has a "very inward centered view of things", and states that he will propose to the admins that they publish at least a summary of the topics discussed and the decisions made on their weekly meetings, to make Haiku more transparent. Is Haiku having growing pains?

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