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On 6/16/10 5:54 AM, Sebastian Pipping wrote:
> As far as I know most if not all Gentoo developers do unpaid voluntary
> work in and for Gentoo. So every single minute a Gentoo developer puts
> into Gentoo is a gift, incontrast to understanding every other minute a
> stolen one. How come such a wrong concept even made it into the process
> of the council? Officially being marked as a slacker? Is that the only
> way to ensure an active council?
I think it's confusing you mention the council here. Council is there to
make decisions. If people miss the meetings, we can't make decisions.
Also, note that a council member can be proxied by other developer.
> To get this mis-concept out again I need your help.
> There is no such thing as slacking in Gentoo - no matter how many weeks
> you ran without commits. It's time to get this understanding back to
> its healthy counterpart.
Could you explain more? Is it about people retiring because of that?
If so, then I agree we should permit some "leaves of absence" or maybe
even "sabbaticals" to keep talented people in the project, while
allowing them to rest.
Also, one can return after retiring.