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On 12:15 Tue 15 Jan , Markus Ullmann wrote:
> Hi guys,
> our retirement folks brought up a discussion about retiring people that
> do a small amount of commits (1-2 mostly) right before the 60 day period
> ends so they stay active yet are effectively slacking.
> I gave a starting idea to change the minimum amount to something like
> $count of fixed bugs per month for ebuild developers. As we have enough
> bugs that are trivial to fix this shouldn't be a real problem at the moment
> (considering we have ~6.5k bugs open excluding maintainer-wanted).
I don't see a good reason to turn away any amount of help, and I don't
think we should ever forcibly retire developers because of inactivity.
If we let them stay developers, they might continue contributing a few
fixes we wouldn't otherwise get, or they may become more active again in
the future. Developers are valuable people, and a lot of time has gone
into their training and experience.
Do I think we should reassign their packages after a while, if they need
Do I think we should remove them from roles besides "ebuild developer"?
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