Community Consolidation: Marketing and User Groups

During the recent testing of the polling system on opensolaris.org, we found out that the community has some priorities for the upcoming year:
  1. Deploy a public defect management system.
  2. Deploy a public Request To Integrate (RTI) system.
  3. Deploy a public code review facility on opensolaris.org.
  4. Reorganize the existing Community/Project organization.
  5. Deploy a public wiki on opensolaris.org.
Number 4 has been discussed on and off for about a year, and it will be interesting to see where the new OGB takes that issue for the whole community and when it will be addressed. It's probably not as important as some of the technical issues, but over the long term as we grow how we are organized will become more and more important. But there are some pretty easy steps we can take on some specific communities to consolidate and focus our efforts, which should make the reorganization of the overall OpenSolaris community a little easier for the OGB. So, I started a conversation on the marketing and user group lists and proposed the consolidation of those two communities under a new name (whatever that name would be).

It seems to me that the User Group Community and the Marketing Community have many important things in common and could benefit from a merger and a focusing of talent and resources but under a slightly different mandate for both. I don't think anyone has ever actually tried this on OpenSolaris, so I wonder if I'll be successful or go down in flames.  So far, I don't see a clear consensus in the conversation to do it, so I doubt it will happen. But some good ideas are being talked about that may help both communities.
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