Sponsor shortage

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sun Jul 12 13:42:23 UTC 2015

Jonathan Underwood wrote:

> Today I happened to look at this page:
> http://fedoraproject.org/PackageReviewStatus/NEEDSPONSOR.html
> from which I can see we have potentially on the order of 100 new
> potential contributors to Fedora whose efforts we're missing out on
> due to a lack of sponsors. Some people seem to have been waiting to be
> sponsored for a couple of years. This is quite an unfortunate
> situation - what can we do to improve that situation? How many
> *active* packaging sponsors do we currently have?

I agree it's a disappointing situation.

As a sponsor, I've made it a goal of mine to pick up at least 1 NEEDSPONSOR 
review per week for awhile now, with decent results.  I'd encourage other 
sponsors to do the same.

While we're at it, I also think more sponsors would definitely be a good 
thing.  I'd encourage any active/veteran packager to consider applying:

-- Rex

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