On Tue, 05 May 2009 19:11:02 +0100
George Prowse <george.pro...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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 developers.
> > 
> And where did i say their abilities wouldn't be verified? Come on
> now, you'll have to do better than that.

One of the necessary abilities is to be able to get yourself recruited
with the current process. Anyone who can't put up with the hassle of
that isn't going to be able to put up with all the bureaucracy, delays
and nonsense necessary to get anything done within Gentoo.

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

A conservative estimate would be that 90% of the people who decide to
be developers because of such an initiative would be unsuitable.

Ciaran McCreesh

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