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To: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
From: Mike Doty <kingtaco@g.o>
Subject: Re: Retirement of slacking peeps
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 03:06:52 -0800
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Mike Doty wrote:
> 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"? 
>> Sure.
> 
>> Thanks,
>> Donnie
> 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)
> 
> 
s/we expect/some standard/ and the re-enabling can be made very easy, it
really depends on what standards you set for someone to be an "active"
developer.

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