This is a tough task and I think we need to backtrack and work on message. Describing organizations is always tricky. Describing an open source project is next to impossible. So, I appreciate your patience on this task; it's really important and will be so very helpful.
The Joomla! project involves the Joomla! core team, Joomla! working groups and the OSM. But, OSM is actually a part of the Foundation working group.
Here's what I think. For now, let's stay away from the tri-fold design, itself, and focus exclusively on content
. Here's a plan you might consider. If you follow this, feel free to provide feedback each step of the way so that we can help you deliver results that will be very
helpful to the community.1. What is Joomla!?What is Joomla! Output:
A short two-three sentence paragraph. This is the purpose of the organization and should be mentioned.2. What is the Joomla! Core Team?About us Output:
Four or five bullets of what the core team does.Core team profiles Output:
The name of each core team member and the working groups they are responsible for/belong to.3. What are the Joomla! Working Groups?Short description Output:
A two-three sentence that answers the question "What is a Joomla! Working Group?"
Study the Joomla! working groups
page. Identify each working group. Look back at the core team. Who oversees which groups. Look at each working group page (links on that page). Check out their forum areas
and see what types of things they talk about; what work are they doing?Output
- List of Working Groups; names of core team members who provide WG oversight; list of four or five things each group does. 4. How does the core team and working groups interact?
There is an outdated graphic on the Joomla! working groups
page that shows structure. Output:
Consider making a new graphic with today's working groups on it. 5. How can community members contribute?Output:
List of ways to get involved: help in the forums, contribute documentation, contribute $ (banner at top of page), join a Joomla! User Group, attend a Joomla! Day event.6. How to stay in involved with what is going on.
A. Read the Frontpage announcements
Look at the titles of 20-30. What types of information are shared with the community? Output:
2-3 bullets; mention they can subscribe to announcements http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/board,8.0.html
B. Read the Core team blogs
What types of things do they communicate to the community? What types of things do they ask of the community? Output:
2-3 bullets; mention they can subscribe to announcements (Feedburner on that page)
C. Read the Community news
- RSS Feed
Don't be afraid - it's going to be fun and I won't leave you! Feel free to do a little bit, let us look at it, do a little more. Thanks!