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From: Christel Dahlskjaer <christel@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: seeds, GLEPs, and projects
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 01:33:08
Message-Id: 1159151122.4497.62.camel@gaspode
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Re: seeds, GLEPs, and projects by Peter
On Thu, 2006-09-21 at 21:43 +0000, Peter wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:01:02 -0400, Mike Pagano wrote:
<snip> Since you mentioned my name in your e-mail I figured I had something to do with the delay on your becoming a developer, however, having consulted bugzilla I find that this is not the case. Rather the opposite, you requested that your bug be closed, which I presume means that you decided you no longer had a wish to become a Gentoo developer. It is no secret however that the recruiters were struggling to keep up, and still are to some extent, despite having recruited more recruiters (my, that was a awkward sentence). As for delays, I can only speak for those recruits assigned to myself, and there's no great time delays for either of them. I generally opt for about a month from I pick them up until I expect them to be ready to interview and discuss their quizzes. I currently am awaiting quizzes from a couple, and have a couple of others who are marked and held up only by me waiting for them to get back to me with a suitable time for us to sit down and go through their quizzes in more of an informal interview style. My new recruits I believe are happy, or atleast it would appear so from our talks throughout their first months of devship. On occasion it may be difficult to arrange a time to sit down together, be it due to time zone differences or trying to fit it in to both the recruit and the recruiters otherwise busy schedule. As I am sure you've heard many a time already, we all volunteer our time for Gentoo, and we all work on other projects besides recruitment. This means that we can't necessarily walk out of anything else we may be doing to sit down with someone as and when they request it. Not only is availability affected by other Gentoo projects, but also factors such as work, husbands, wives, children, other hobbies and commitments taking up varying amounts of time. I know I am having a tremendously busy time at the moment as I am in the process of moving, changing careers, spending a lot of time on one of my other projects due to the unexpected death of one of my colleagues and friends. And sure, in my case this means that instead of being able to tell a recruit that we can chat in ten minutes I may ask them that we talk in two days time at $rand o' clock, but this has not been a problem so far. I guess, another factor is attitude, Gentoo doesn't pay enough for us to sit around and take abuse, wait, it doesn't pay at all.. and so we are less likely to expedite the process for someone who comes across as rude and demanding. Generally speaking, I would spend more time with someone who asked rather than demanded. And someone who discussed rather than threw tantrums. Again, there's nothing stopping anyone from contributing while they are waiting, you don't need a e-mail address to fix bugs, and for the most part the mentors are more than happy to proxy stuff on their recruits behalf while they are waiting. Anyhow, it's 2.30am, I was looking over quizzes and then I shall head to bed. -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list