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From: Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] My council manifesto
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 19:27:15
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] My council manifesto by Arun Raghavan
1 Arun Raghavan <ford_prefect@g.o> said:
2 > On 22 June 2010 00:40, Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o> wrote:
3 > > Its quite simple.  I want to get innovation starting in Gentoo again.  I
4 > > am tired of seeing pointless arguments and threads that don't actually
5 > > make Gentoo any better.  Improving QA, improving our documentation,
6 > > making it easier for people to recognize how they can contribute, and
7 > > improving Gentoo as a whole, are all things that the Council should be
8 > > taking an active role in, and I want to be a part of making that happen.
9 >
10 > Do you have any concrete ideas on how you will be doing these things?
12 We already have some people very active in QA working on tinderboxing.
13 I'd like to continue to have their work done, and try to expand on the
14 work they are doing to have it run on other architectures. I've already
15 successfully got an ia64 donated for this.
17 We clearly have people that are interested in working on documentation,
18 but in wiki format. I want to learn more why they are invested in that
19 format, and if there is some middle ground we can work on.
21 Its been a long standing problem that it seems people don't understand
22 how to become part of Gentoo. I'd like to see the Staffing Needs page
23 better advertised, and update the How to Become a Developer guide to
24 help direct people to possible mentors. Having a team of people outside
25 of the recruiters that are interested in mentoring new people, and how
26 these new people can get in touch with them would be cool.
28 I just think that the Council should take a somewhat active role in
29 trying to keep things moving. There is a lot of good work going on, and
30 people seem to feel they are blocked for some reason in a lot of cases.
31 The Council should be there so we can keep progress moving forward in
32 whatever way we can. Our devs do a lot of good work, and I want to do
33 my part to make sure they never feel they are hindered from doing that
34 work, and if they are, figure out how to address that issue.
36 Hope that helps,
38 --
39 Mark Loeser
40 email - halcy0n AT gentoo DOT org
41 email - mark AT halcy0n DOT com
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