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From: "Denis Dupeyron" <calchan@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: How to improve the trustees
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:31:14 +0100
On Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Jan Bilek <clonolu@...> wrote:
> But some
>  people claim it is because of a lack of manpower in Gentoo - in that
>  case we might want to re-think recruitment process.

I'm getting sick of hearing this, so let's get some facts. Don't take
it personally as it's not specifically for you.

One. There is no waiting list for recruitment. You could be in
recruitment today if you wanted. Notice that, if *you* wanted. If
people spent as much time contributing as they spend thinking they're
thinking, circling around the obvious and regurgitating randomness,
we'd be one damn active project. And don't tell me you don't have time
or don't have the competence. None of us have time but we make it,
plus you spent some writing this rather long email and others. And we
don't only need technical people. I'd even say today we mostly need
non-technical people. The staff quiz takes only a few minutes.

Two. You don't need to be a dev to contribute. Actually, being a dev
means contributing like any user plus having the responsibility of
dealing with the everyday mess (to say it mildly). I can tell you it's
not fun everyday, so you may want to stay a contributing user. Having
cvs commit rights will not make your penis any larger, but could
result in your significant other walking away without you even seeing
it.

Three. You're on the nfp list. If you really want to improve
recruitment, you want to talk to devrel's recruitment subproject.

Four. In case you're really not satisfied with Gentoo, feel free to
ask for a full refund before you switch to Arch.

Denis.
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References:
Re: How to improve the trustees
-- Jan Bilek
Re: How to improve the trustees
-- Christian Faulhammer
Re: Re: How to improve the trustees
-- Jan Bilek
Re: Re: How to improve the trustees
-- Alec Warner
Re: Re: How to improve the trustees
-- Jan Bilek
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