Sponsor shortage

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 23:24:26 UTC 2015

On 10 July 2015 at 16:44, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:25:05 -0400, Ben Rosser wrote:

>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005518
> Quote: "I have not yet found a sponsor. I will attempt to do so."
> Nothing since. Just a reviewer, who has quickly pointed at the
> How To Get Sponsored document.
> I'm not a fonts guy, but isn't there a Fedora Fonts SIG? And other
> fonts packages in the review queue where a new contributor could
> attempt at doing a few reviews? Or any attempt at becoming a
> co-maintainer of existing fonts packages? Any activity?

There is a Font SIG. There are tons of SIGs which like a large number
of packagers are not very active anymore. You can drop an email onto a
lot of lists and get the giant vacuum of no reaction for weeks or
months at a time.

This is a vicious cycle. A lot of sponsors are burnt out on trying to
deal with new people who don't seem to have a clue. And a lot of
potential new people feel burnt to the crisp by reviews and
expectations of being wed to a package for life when all they wanted
to do was help someone else use some software.

Stephen J Smoogen.

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