Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
On Mon, 04 May 2009 21:47:08 +0100
George Prowse <> wrote:
If you make it a big and special occasion which is planned correctly with a sufficient number of current developers who are willing to
walk people through how and what it means to be a Gentoo Developer
then the influx could create a new backbone of new developers who
will hopefully be here for years to come.

That's not how it works -- we know this from last time Gentoo
recruited a whole load of people without verifying their abilities. With
lots of new developers, what little time skilled developers already have
ends up being spent fixing all the screwups made by people who were only
recruited to make up numbers. Gentoo needs better developers, not more

And where did i say their abilities wouldn't be verified? Come on now, you'll have to do better than that.

In terms of figures a conservative estimate would be 25% wouldn't have the necessary skills and another 25% would be unsuitable.

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