On Tuesday 05 May 2009 23:45:14 AllenJB wrote:
> George Prowse wrote:
> > Peter Faraday Weller wrote:
> >> Hi....
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> welp
> >
> > Sad to hear it mate.
> >
> > As the person who did your first install for you (i think) I think you
> > will be missed.
> >
> > I am quite surprised about what you said about the state of things
> > because i've got the distinct impression from others that Gentoo has
> > been improving in the past 12 months.
> >
> > About the lack of the developers, something I proposed about 3 years ago
> > might be applicable: has Gentoo ever thought about doing a "Dev Day" in
> > much the same way as the "Bug Days"? Advertise a day where people can
> > come and have a chat with developers and get coached because there is a
> > vast amount of people and knowledge out there and I never see anything
> > about Gentoo wanting people.
> >
> > If you book them, they will come.
> >
> > G
> In my opinion, such a drive wouldn't work. 
> As always, I realize this would take time to change, but I (again) think
> there's a good chance that it would improve contributions (on the basis
> that potential contributors are more likely to actually contribute if
> they can find what they want to work on easily).
> AllenJB
I am sure there are some developers which can offer a great amount of time to 
help/revibe slacking or dead projects ( e.g. userrel, newsletters etc ). The 
thing is that leadership on several projects is inactive hence users or devs 
who are willing to help are getting demotivated. It would be really nice each 
individual project to perform a clean up like:

1) have an internal discussion about its goals and future
2) Remove dead members and elect a new leader if necessary
3) Update the page
4) Publish its status
5) Assist for help is necessary

Looking 'active' is very important to attract new people to project. 

Is this so hard? 
Markos Chandras (hwoarang)
Gentoo Linux Developer [KDE/Qt/Sound/Sunrise]
Web: http://hwoarang.silverarrow.org

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