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From: George Prowse <cokehabit@×××××.com>
To: Denis Dupeyron <calchan@g.o>, gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] Re: [gentoo-nfp] Re: How to improve the trustees
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:10:32
1 Denis Dupeyron wrote:
2 > On Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Jan Bilek <clonolu@×××××.com> wrote:
3 >> But some
4 >> people claim it is because of a lack of manpower in Gentoo - in that
5 >> case we might want to re-think recruitment process.
7 > One. There is no waiting list for recruitment. You could be in
8 > recruitment today if you wanted. Notice that, if *you* wanted. If
9 > people spent as much time contributing as they spend thinking they're
10 > thinking, circling around the obvious and regurgitating randomness,
11 > we'd be one damn active project. And don't tell me you don't have time
12 > or don't have the competence. None of us have time but we make it,
13 > plus you spent some writing this rather long email and others. And we
14 > don't only need technical people. I'd even say today we mostly need
15 > non-technical people. The staff quiz takes only a few minutes.
16 >
17 > Two. You don't need to be a dev to contribute. Actually, being a dev
18 > means contributing like any user plus having the responsibility of
19 > dealing with the everyday mess (to say it mildly). I can tell you it's
20 > not fun everyday, so you may want to stay a contributing user. Having
21 > cvs commit rights will not make your penis any larger, but could
22 > result in your significant other walking away without you even seeing
23 > it.
24 >
25 > Three. You're on the nfp list. If you really want to improve
26 > recruitment, you want to talk to devrel's recruitment subproject.
28 That is what needs to be told to the community, not just one person. I'm
29 pretty sure that if more people knew that then there would be a large
30 influx of people.
32 Has Gentoo never done a recruitment drive? I'm sure I could help and/or
33 fix it all up to start within a week for you...
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