On Wednesday 06 May 2009 21:40:51 Roy Bamford wrote: > On 2009.05.06 19:32, Peter Faraday Weller wrote: > > On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 01:45 +0300, Markos Chandras wrote: > > > On Tuesday 05 May 2009 23:45:14 AllenJB wrote: > > > > [..snip..] > > > > > 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: > > [snip] > > > > Looking 'active' is very important to attract new people to > > > > project. > > > > > Is this so hard? > > [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 ? Indeed. No need to have 100 projects while 80 of them are considered dead. Cleaning them should be another assignment for treecleaners or a new group of developers who are willing to do this. I think treecleaners have enough to do with all the dead packages on the tree :P -- Markos Chandras (hwoarang) Gentoo Linux Developer [KDE/Qt/Sound/Sunrise] Web: http://hwoarang.silverarrow.org
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