Gentoo Archives: gentoo-project

From: Craig Inches <craig@×××××.net>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o, gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] Cross Post due to technical component - Thanks for all the fish
Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:35:28
1 Hi,
3 I have decided to stop involvement with the Project as a proxied
4 maintainer, and to stop pursuing becoming a developer. Two main
5 reasons for this, one the community is at times openly hostile on the
6 mailing lists and IRC, of which I have asked people on IRC about whom
7 have responded this is the norm(once in awhile vents is fine it
8 happens but this has been consistently visible) this is ignoring
9 cultural differences that may cause misunderstanding; Secondly the
10 community is very insular and unwelcoming to new comers.
12 In twelve months of working with people only 2 have actively
13 encouraged involvement (shout out to Idella4 and pacho for this), some
14 projects didn't respond, or if they did they provided no details or
15 feedback to those of us who where new and trying to contribute. I
16 don't want to mention names about the negatives because I don't blame
17 the individuals; it too me seems to be systemic within the community.
18 I have a few comments about how I think you could improve things, but
19 feel free to ignore they are offered in the spirit of constructive
20 criticism:
22 Review your CoC, its open to abuse as pointed out on another thread.
23 Enforcement of rules should be consistent.
24 Review your recruitment strategies, and framework for contribution.
25 might be of interest to some
26 posters! construct a well reason argument - but be prepared to
27 reconsider!
28 Finally encourage Active involvement from all Developers in Gentoo
29 matters not just in their packages, apathy is your worst enemy
31 I have updated one outstanding ticket for bugzilla from last week that
32 was assigned to me as maintainer wanted, and will shortly put through
33 a pull request on github which updates the meta data for bugzilla and
34 displaycal removing me as a maintainer.
36 To end on a positive note, I was a user for many years and will
37 continue for the short term at the very least as I think the concept
38 of gentoo is great.
40 Cheers,
41 Craig