I was asked on #gentoo-council to respond to this post so I will. It should also be noted council members usually speak as individual members instead of for the council as a whole.
On 04/07/2010 06:00 PM, Denis Dupeyron wrote: > On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Ben de Groot <yng...@gentoo.org> wrote: >> 1. reconsider metadata changepolicies proposal >> ============================================== > [...] >> Can council please decide to honor >> the wish from developers to implement this? > > The council will be glad to vote on a GLEP when ready. From GLEP 1, > GLEPs are the "primary mechanisms for proposing significant new > features, for collecting community input on an issue, and for > documenting the design decisions". So use them. > > Also, you might want to check the log and summary of the last meeting > to find out why the council may end up voting no to such a GLEP. > This doesn't exclude council members themselves from working on such a GLEP if they think it's needed. >> 2. website redesign >> =================== > [...] >> Can council assure that a team will be assembled that can >> effectively tackle this issue? > > You want the council to aim their collective gun at volunteer > developers and force them to assemble in a team and work on something > they might not want to work on? > > In other words, if you want it then work on it and make it happen. > This is and has always been the Gentoo way. > Council can't assure it will happen, they can only encourage and work towards such a goal. >> 3. manpower and recruitment issues >> ================================== >> >> Another recurring theme is the lack of manpower in certain areas, the >> recruitment bottleneck and the quizzes. There are some initiatives but >> more decisive leadership is needed. Can council decide to actively >> pursue solutions for these structural problems? > > The only way to solve this is to address these issues where they are. > That means joining the recruiters team and helping them with that. > Another thing you might want to do is properly mentor recruits. > Because one reason recruiting takes so long, and thus why there is a > backlog, is (to put is simply) that mentors suck at mentoring. > As said Council is not needed. Recruiters as a project can handle improving it just fine. I think I have pinged gentoo-core quite a few times to try get new people in, would it make a difference if I pinged as a council representative instead of as the Recruiting lead? Good news is that I have two people in training nowadays. Regards, Petteri
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