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Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> 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
> love? Sure.
> Do I think we should remove them from roles besides "ebuild developer"?
How about calling them inactive. infra will remove cvs/svn/git access
and when they have time to contribute to a manner that we expect that
access can be restored.
Know that infra is/has been planning to automatically disable
cvs/svn/git access for those who haven't committed in some time period
(2 months is the current idea)
Mike Doty kingtaco -at- gentoo.org
Gentoo/AMD64 Strategic Lead
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