On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 19:40 +0100, Roy Bamford wrote: [..snip..] > > [snip] > > The only issue I have with the idea is that projects with dead > > members > > and slacking leaders are unlikely to perform such a task, so you'll > > never get any updates from them, so devs will be demotivated to work > > on > > $project, and thus we enter the vicious cycle again... > > > > welp > > > Welp, > > Not so. > > These projects would be delegated upwards to the council and either > scrapped offically, or some recruitment process started to breath new > life into them. > > Maybe dead projects are cleaned like treecleaners ?
This actually sounds like a pretty good idea, and one that I might actually be interested in. Someone working within such a project would have to be in close communication with most/all of the team leads within Gentoo. I feel that this would be a better solution than asking for (semi-)regular updates from the teams - having someone to have a chat with the team lead is much less formal and more relaxed way of ensuring that things are well. If it seems that the project is having problems staying alive, a call for help could be put out. If there is no improvement, the project could be referred to the Gentoo Council to see if it should be removed/abolished, otherwise... Opinions/ideas welpcome! welp