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On 03/18/2010 04:34 PM, Ben de Groot wrote:
> Recruitment being the bottleneck that it is (with candidates
> waiting many months), it is good to have another option
> for people who want to contribute.
If we do have a list of people waiting to get in, could we maybe publish
this list somewhere, or instruct these people to look for
maintainer-wanted bugs and offer their services as proxy-maintainers?
Can we have some way of communicating that one of these almost-devs has
written some ebuilds so that devs can work with them to get them committed?
This would get them a head-start and will give them VERY practical
instruction. For the devs that work with them they'll know that they're
working with somebody with a long-term interest. I'm not sure that we
want a policy that states that when the recruits become devs that they
will maintain these packages long-term, but it would be nice if they did so.
Perhaps the devs could also provide feedback to the recruiters on the
recruit's strong/weak points so that they could work on these. (NOTE -
I'm not suggesting marking people for exclusion here - if somebody is
fairly raw we want to work with them, but it doesn't hurt for the
recruiters to know about that up-front.)
I realized that some of these ideas are still half-baked, but I'm
wondering if there isn't an opportunity here.