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From: Daniel Campbell <lists@××××××××.us>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2013-09-10
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:04:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Call for agenda items - Council meeting 2013-09-10 by Rich Freeman
1 On 09/15/2013 02:03 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
2 > As far as the users go - more need to become developers if they want
3 > to have stable keywords, or pay somebody else to do so on their
4 > behalf. That's just how things work in a volunteer-based distro.
6 As a user, I've considered becoming a developer but the process is
7 rather contrived and multi-tiered. It doesn't seem like you're becoming
8 a developer through said process, but rather joining a fraternity.
9 There's lots of bureacracy involved that really turns prospective
10 developers off. I don't know how common it is, but if Gentoo has a lack
11 of developers, there must be a clear reason as to why. Clearly Gentoo
12 has a lot of avid users *and* developers, so if developers are needed,
13 perhaps the process to become a developer should be improved. Why else
14 would the distro be lacking devs if it has a bright and enthusiastic
15 userbase?
17 My two cents,
19 ~Daniel