[Ambassadors] How to be a Mentor?

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 15:29:14 UTC 2010

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Viji V Nair  wrote:

> My only point here is, there is anything which helps fedora to grow
> should not be ignored and treated like this way.
> Coming to the packages which fedora generally wont ship, the list is
> huge, I can be specific the ones those I have worked on: Even I can
> package it, but need to wait for six months?

Full disclosure:  I am not a Ambassador mentor anymore since I didn't have
time for it and I moved out of it just a few weeks back and have no real say
in the process anymore.  Having said that, if you want my unsolicited
opinion on all this, packaging is not related to Ambassadors .  If the
packages you are interested in cannot be within the standard repositories,
you are free to package it in a third party repo and you don't have to wait
for any period at all.  However if you have the knowledge and interest to
maintain packages,I would invite you to maintain some packages in the
official repository or participate in the review process.  Although
unofficial/ experimental packages can play a useful role in the Fedora
community, mentors would likely be feel more confident with work being done
within the standard repositories.  Besides, participation in processes such
as package reviews helps you gain the knowledge necessary to do packaging
better over time and is a individual benefit regardless of all this.   Hope
that helps.

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