@gnome is there source for leapcode, or any kind of documentation or description of how it's run? Is there a community forum or mailing list? None of these things are linked on the web site, which makes this sound like a proprietary system.
@gnome I want to believe that I missed something, that this is a mistake and there's actually a vibrant community project.
I also have general concerns about concentrating on getting people to perform free labor. I really hope the students are compensated for their time with a reasonable stipend.
But I see no documentation about any such thing!
@brion @gnome probably the most informative thing I've seen related to leapcode is their community post here: https://women.leapcode.io/post/FsUaIOxTxxbwXsh2lK5I
about their pivot from being a community forum for women in tech to a platform for finding/contributing to open-source projects.
It would be nice if the platform was more open; the way they handle invites/requesting access and such feels like "startup trying to solve a people problem using proprietary tech" right now, even if that's not really the case :/
Also, the reliance on github for logins is kind of iffy, imo, especially for projects like GNOME that don't actually use github as a hosting or contribution platform. (The things that are there are mirrors only)
For people who care about, support, or build Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS).