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My real name is Christoph Koenig. I am currently writing my Ph.D. thesis in educational sciences at the post-graduate school [http://www.gkel.tu-darmstadt.de/ Feedback Based Quality Management in eLearning] at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
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My real name is Christoph Koenig. I have become [[MusicBrainz]]' resident expert and advisor on social issues (commecial Projects call this their "Community Manager" -- although communities rarely like being mangaged). However since mid 2007 I have ceased to actively participate in the community activities, because I have been writing my Ph.D. thesis. My research deals with the consequences of Free and Open Source Software/Content for educational philosophy. I have been doing this at the interdisciplinary post-graduate school on [http://www.gkel.tu-darmstadt.de/ Feedback Based Quality Management in eLearning] at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.  
 
 
I stumbled over open source and into [[MusicBrainz]] when I was somewhere in between educational philosophy (''Bildung''), theories of autonomous learning and postmodern sociology, and realized that open source hackers were ''doing'' what these scientists were writing about.  I have since done a qualitative research on the Torvalds-Tanenbaum-Debate and written my masters thesis about "Processes of Learning and ''Bildung'' in Open Source Software Projects", and I am studying ethical implications of the dynamics of Open Source Projects in my current research.
 
 
 
So, this is a non-hackers version of how somebody gets addicted to [[MusicBrainz]]. I cannot code but am somewhat of a professional of communication, and I found MB pretty exciting in this regard.
 
 
 
I am a great fan of soft security and I argue against most formal structures when I believe that things ''could'' work without them. While often people tend to argue for formal structures when they believe that things might break without them. In this respect I got and get involved in lengthy discussions on the [[Mailing List|MailingList]]s and on the [[MusicBrainz Wiki|MusicBrainzWiki]].  
 
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
This is usually hopelessly out of date. But these are the bigger projects I have been involved here (For a more up to date list, just look for my name on [[Recent Changes|RecentChanges]])  
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This is usually hopelessly out of date. But these are the bigger projects I have been involved here:
* I want to set up an issue tracker for [[Open Style Issue|OpenStyleIssue]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s.  
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* Moderation of the [[MusicBrainz Summit 8|MusicBrainzSummit8]] in London, where I introduced the highly innovative Paper-Card(TM) System ;-) to help create the initial datamodel for [[Next Generation Schema]] (June 2007).
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* I suspect that I still am the Secretary of the [[Style Council|StyleCouncil]]. My intention was not to lead the Council, but to make it work on its own. I suppose that I have succeeded. However it is working so much on its own (nowadays even without me reading the lists) that I cannot say whether it is working and if so how. :-) (Jan 2006 -- ...)
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* Moderation of the [[MusicBrainz Summit 7|MusicBrainzSummit7]] in Hamburg. I just happened to be there and did what pedagoges do when many people want to work together (Dec 2005).  
 
* Design of the [[WikiDocs]] system (May 2005 -- ...).  
 
* Design of the [[WikiDocs]] system (May 2005 -- ...).  
 
** As a part of that I have added my two cents to the [[Wiki Migration|WikiMigration]] (which is now completed), although [[User:JohnCarter|JohnCarter]], [[User:RobertKaye|RobertKaye]] and [[User:DaveEvans|DaveEvans]] have done the real work.  
 
** As a part of that I have added my two cents to the [[Wiki Migration|WikiMigration]] (which is now completed), although [[User:JohnCarter|JohnCarter]], [[User:RobertKaye|RobertKaye]] and [[User:DaveEvans|DaveEvans]] have done the real work.  
 
** There are a couple of [[Bad MoinMoin WikiName|BadMoinMoinWikiName]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s left. I suppose the best thing is to move these pages to a [[Good WikiName|GoodWikiName]] and create a redirect. Additionally all the links must be fixed, too.  
 
** There are a couple of [[Bad MoinMoin WikiName|BadMoinMoinWikiName]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s left. I suppose the best thing is to move these pages to a [[Good WikiName|GoodWikiName]] and create a redirect. Additionally all the links must be fixed, too.  
  
* I have been arguing for a restructuring of the [[Mailing List|MailingList]]s for some time now. See [[Talk:Mailing List|MailingListDiscussion]]. This has lead to the creation of a new [[Experts Mailing List|ExpertsMailingList]] in June 2005.  
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* I have been arguing for a restructuring of the [[Mailing List|MailingList]]s for some time now. See [[Talk:Mailing List|MailingListDiscussion]]. This has lead to the creation of the experts mailing list in June 2005, which is now defunct.  
 
* Documentation of [[Advanced Relationship Type|AdvancedRelationshipType]]s together with [[User:MatthewExon|MatthewExon]] (May 2005).  
 
* Documentation of [[Advanced Relationship Type|AdvancedRelationshipType]]s together with [[User:MatthewExon|MatthewExon]] (May 2005).  
 
* Design of a [[Simple Advanced Relationships Interface|SimpleAdvancedRelationshipsInterface]] mostly with [[User:RobertKaye|RobertKaye]] (Nov 2004 -- Mar 2005)  
 
* Design of a [[Simple Advanced Relationships Interface|SimpleAdvancedRelationshipsInterface]] mostly with [[User:RobertKaye|RobertKaye]] (Nov 2004 -- Mar 2005)  
 
* Found some time to help [[User:Dupuy|Dupuy]] with his great effort of [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] (sometime in 2004).  
 
* Found some time to help [[User:Dupuy|Dupuy]] with his great effort of [[Restructuring The Documentation|RestructuringTheDocumentation]] (sometime in 2004).  
* I started to [[Restructure The Wiki|RestructureTheWiki]] In May 2004. Many people have joined in, and since then the [[MusicBrainz Wiki|MusicBrainzWiki]] has become a usable place for [[MusicBrainz]] ''users''.  
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* I started to [[Restructure The Wiki|RestructureTheWiki]] In May 2004. Many people have joined in, and since then the [[MusicBrainz Wiki|MusicBrainzWiki]] has become a usable place for [[MusicBrainz]] ''users''.
  
==Kind of To DO List==
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==How I came to MusicBrainz==
  
''This is ''so'' out of date, you cannot even imagine how much. Don't really know why I keep it here :-)''  
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I stumbled over open source and into [[MusicBrainz]] when I was somewhere in between educational philosophy (''Bildung''), theories of autonomous learning and postmodern sociology, and realized that open source hackers were ''doing'' what these scientists were writing about. I have since done a qualitative research on the Torvalds-Tanenbaum-Debate and written my masters thesis about "Processes of Learning and ''Bildung'' in Open Source Software Projects", and I am studying ethical implications of the dynamics of Open Source Projects in my current research.
* Get [[MusicBrainz Terminology|MusicBrainzTerminology]], [[MusicBrainz Documentation|MusicBrainzDocumentation]] and [[Official Style Guideline|OfficialStyleGuideline]]<code><nowiki></nowiki></code>s strongly intertwingled.  
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* Delete [[Candidate For Deletion|CandidateForDeletion]] (I need to [http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/wiki.pl?action=login login] for that)
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So, this is a non-hackers version of how somebody gets addicted to [[MusicBrainz]]. I cannot code but am somewhat of a professional of communication, and I found MB pretty exciting in this regard.  
* purge unnecessary [[Artist:561d854a-6a28-4aa7-8c99-323e6ce46c2a|Miles Davis]]ses
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** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=32327 Miles Davis Quintet]
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I am a great fan of soft security and I argue against most formal structures when I believe that things ''could'' work without them. While often people tend to argue for formal structures when they believe that things might break without them. In this respect I got and get involved in lengthy discussions on the [[Mailing List|MailingList]]s and on the [[MusicBrainz Wiki|MusicBrainzWiki]].  
** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=48167 Miles Davis Sextet]
 
** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=20205 Miles Davis and John Coltrane]
 
** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=151419 Miles Davis & Gil Evans]
 
** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=113933 Miles Davis & His Orchestra]  
 
** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=113902 Miles Davis All Stars]  
 
** [http://www.musicbrainz.org/showartist.html?artistid=99283 The Miles Davis Nonet]
 
** usw. usf.  
 
  
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Latest revision as of 19:54, 28 May 2011

Christoph Koenig a.k.a. DonRedman

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My real name is Christoph Koenig. I have become MusicBrainz' resident expert and advisor on social issues (commecial Projects call this their "Community Manager" -- although communities rarely like being mangaged). However since mid 2007 I have ceased to actively participate in the community activities, because I have been writing my Ph.D. thesis. My research deals with the consequences of Free and Open Source Software/Content for educational philosophy. I have been doing this at the interdisciplinary post-graduate school on Feedback Based Quality Management in eLearning at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.

History

This is usually hopelessly out of date. But these are the bigger projects I have been involved here:

  • Moderation of the MusicBrainzSummit8 in London, where I introduced the highly innovative Paper-Card(TM) System ;-) to help create the initial datamodel for Next Generation Schema (June 2007).
  • I suspect that I still am the Secretary of the StyleCouncil. My intention was not to lead the Council, but to make it work on its own. I suppose that I have succeeded. However it is working so much on its own (nowadays even without me reading the lists) that I cannot say whether it is working and if so how. :-) (Jan 2006 -- ...)
  • Moderation of the MusicBrainzSummit7 in Hamburg. I just happened to be there and did what pedagoges do when many people want to work together (Dec 2005).
  • Design of the WikiDocs system (May 2005 -- ...).

How I came to MusicBrainz

I stumbled over open source and into MusicBrainz when I was somewhere in between educational philosophy (Bildung), theories of autonomous learning and postmodern sociology, and realized that open source hackers were doing what these scientists were writing about. I have since done a qualitative research on the Torvalds-Tanenbaum-Debate and written my masters thesis about "Processes of Learning and Bildung in Open Source Software Projects", and I am studying ethical implications of the dynamics of Open Source Projects in my current research.

So, this is a non-hackers version of how somebody gets addicted to MusicBrainz. I cannot code but am somewhat of a professional of communication, and I found MB pretty exciting in this regard.

I am a great fan of soft security and I argue against most formal structures when I believe that things could work without them. While often people tend to argue for formal structures when they believe that things might break without them. In this respect I got and get involved in lengthy discussions on the MailingLists and on the MusicBrainzWiki.

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