Gentoo Archives: gentoo-council

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-council@l.g.o
Cc: Mike Doty <kingtaco@g.o>, Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>, Markus Ullmann <jokey@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Retirement of slacking peeps
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 11:43:06
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-council] Retirement of slacking peeps by Mike Doty
On Wednesday 16 January 2008, Mike Doty wrote:
> Donnie Berkholz wrote: > > On 12:15 Tue 15 Jan , Markus Ullmann wrote: > >> 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. > > 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)
the timeframe should follow whatever devrel is using (which i think is longer than 2 months) -mike


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Re: [gentoo-council] Retirement of slacking peeps Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>