Announcing the Chef Brigade


#1

Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j


#2

Awesome!
I had done this 2 years ago with virtually zero response over here:

Maybe we should combine out powers?

-M

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Joseph Holsten joseph@josephholsten.com
wrote:

Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of
abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the
ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already
invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like
the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j


#3

Absolutely! Anything you’d like me to do in the spirit of power combination?

~j

On May 8, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Awesome!
I had done this 2 years ago with virtually zero response over here: https://github.com/chef-community/about https://github.com/chef-community/about

Maybe we should combine out powers?

-M

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Joseph Holsten <joseph@josephholsten.com mailto:joseph@josephholsten.com> wrote:
Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j


#4

We also now have a list of adoptable cookbooks available on Supermarket:

https://supermarket.chef.io/available_for_adoption

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 2:03 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Awesome!
I had done this 2 years ago with virtually zero response over here:
https://github.com/chef-community/about

Maybe we should combine out powers?

-M

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Joseph Holsten joseph@josephholsten.com
wrote:

Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of
abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the
ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already
invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like
the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j

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#5

We also now have a list of adoptable cookbooks available on Supermarket:

https://supermarket.chef.io/available_for_adoption

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 2:03 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Awesome!
I had done this 2 years ago with virtually zero response over here:
https://github.com/chef-community/about

Maybe we should combine out powers?

-M

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Joseph Holsten joseph@josephholsten.com
wrote:

Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of
abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the
ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already
invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like
the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j

Nell Shamrell-Harrington — Software Engineer
206.745.0000 – nshamrell@chef.io – my: LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nellshamrell Twitter
http://www.twitter.com/nellshamrell

CHEF

WWW.CHEF.IO http://www.chef.io

TM

chef.io http://www.chef.io Blog http://www.chef.io/blog Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/getchefdotcom Twitter
https://twitter.com/chef Youtube https://www.youtube.com/getchef


#6

This seems like an awesome idea. Im not sure what you mean by abandoned or what type of problems you have with your cookbooks? Sorry i am fairly new to Chef so Im looking at this as a problem I will encounter some day.

Cheers

Michael

Michael D Mosier
Systems Admin
Astronomy Department
University Of Texas, Austin
X 13343

Sent from my iPad

On May 8, 2015, at 4:03 PM, Mike miketheman@gmail.com wrote:

Awesome!
I had done this 2 years ago with virtually zero response over here: https://github.com/chef-community/about

Maybe we should combine out powers?

-M

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Joseph Holsten joseph@josephholsten.com wrote:
Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j


#7

I’m just referring to the natural fate of most open source software: it can go unmaintained when the original author has less time and interest. If it’s not handed off to someone who cares, even great patches can go unmerged, easy questions go unanswered. This is often why forks come about, even the venerable Apache httpd whose name is in part a pun on this issue: https://www.apache.org/foundation/faq.html#name

So the goal here is to get enough people able to hand off ownership that we can avoid this. If it also means we improve the quality of the cookbooks, I won’t object.

~j

On May 8, 2015, at 3:02 PM, Michael D Mosier mdm4435@astro.as.utexas.edu wrote:

This seems like an awesome idea. Im not sure what you mean by abandoned or what type of problems you have with your cookbooks? Sorry i am fairly new to Chef so Im looking at this as a problem I will encounter some day.

Cheers

Michael

Michael D Mosier
Systems Admin
Astronomy Department
University Of Texas, Austin
X 13343

Sent from my iPad

On May 8, 2015, at 4:03 PM, Mike <miketheman@gmail.com mailto:miketheman@gmail.com> wrote:

Awesome!
I had done this 2 years ago with virtually zero response over here: https://github.com/chef-community/about https://github.com/chef-community/about

Maybe we should combine out powers?

-M

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM, Joseph Holsten <joseph@josephholsten.com mailto:joseph@josephholsten.com> wrote:
Anyone who’s been in the chef community for a while has felt the pain of abandoned cookbooks. And in fact, I’ve found myself unable to maintain the ones I care about.

So I’ve created a github organization to own my repos. I’ve already invited a number of people, and would love to invite /you/.
https://github.com/chef-brigade https://github.com/chef-brigade

For now, this community is low ceremony. If there’s anything you’d like the chef brigade to do, please let me know!

~j