RFC: Organizational Changes – Engineering Service

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Fri Feb 5 18:24:31 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 12:07:19 -0600,
  Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com> wrote:
> The problem is we have no such service organization for our OS.  The work
> gets done by the people that do it (this is good).  Still, some things
> fall through the cracks and you certainly can't mandate work to FESCo as
> they have no facilities to do it and the FESCo members themselves can't be
> expected to do it.  So what I'm proposing is a new engineering service
> team.  People volunteer knowing they will be told what to do and offer
> only their time and skill set.  Suddenly FESCo has a directable resource.

For those of us that might volunteer for only a few hours a week, there may
need to be some latency requirements. (I am not sure how low you are
going with the number of hours as at some point it's not worth the trouble.)
But if I were say to volunter for 4 hours a week and I get told to do
something, how long to I have to do it? Is this time going to be required
on a weekly basis? Maybe I only want to commit to one day every other weekend?

Is this time expected to be utilized at near 100% on an ongoing basis? (I am
wondering if this is going to totally conflict with other time committed to
Fedora for maintianing packages and the like.)

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