On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Sven Vermeulen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Sorry to barge in like this here, but why not start a nice discussion on
> things... Keeps the minds fresh and the activity high (heh, almost sounds
> like a bad exercise DVD).
> The GDP currently uses the Documentation Policy  as its main policy on
> documentation development, recruitment, team organization and what not. It
> was written a few years ago and has seen some small changes since. However,
> like any policy, it should best be reviewed from time to time.
> So, what is your take on the policy? Which things need to be changed? What
> would you like to see added?
> Sven Vermeulen
>  http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/gdp/doc/doc-policy.xml
The recruiting information seems strange and unnecessarily structured.
It all seems to be written for people who are not developers.
The Contributions phase mentions a lot of undefined titles,
"Operational Manager", "Full-time Developer", "Part-time Developer".
There's a table that shows the number of contributions/time for a
developer, but what do these roles actually mean? Who/what is an
> ... to inform the contributor about the time-consuming position and pressure the application involves.
Come on. What is this? I don't think I remember getting paid as a
Gentoo developer. This nonsense about time commitments and pressure is
It seems to me that the steps for joining the Docs team for a current
developer should be much more clearly stated.