Fedora clean up process seems to be seriously broken...

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 17:05:37 UTC 2011


2011/11/22 Bruno Wolff III <bruno at wolff.to>:
> One area where we could probably do more advertising for is getting new
> packagers via the co-maintainer route. I think most of the new packagers
> still come in by packaging a new package. I think we really want most of
> the new packagers coming in as co-maintainers.

Yes, this seems to be an chicken-or-the-egg issue. There seems to be
permanent resource shortages with package maintenance which means we
need more contributors, and then at the same time there are hundreds
of package reviews languishing, many of which need sponsors.

I don't want to get too far off topic but being short handed is
directly related...

Does the sponsor processes need to be more formalized? Currently you
must be nominated (either by someone or yourself) but there's no
concrete requirements on a knowledge or skill level required to be a
sponsor.

To bring it to a more personal level, I have no idea if I've done or
proven myself enough to become a sponsor or not. If I am deficient in
an area, there's currently no formal feedback mechanism for me to know
in what areas I need to improve.

I can't be the only person stuck in this nebulous position...

Thanks,
Richard


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