[Mageia-discuss] Long Term Support Policy

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Tue Jan 31 22:04:27 CET 2012

On 01/31/2012 03:39 PM, Michael Scherer wrote:
> Le mardi 31 janvier 2012 à 15:30 -0500, imnotpc a écrit :
>> OK, thanks to both of you. If the issue resurfaces it would be great to
>> post the discussion on the forum and this list so that the greatest
>> number of users can share their opinions with those who make it happen.
>> Much like the poll, it would help allocate limited dev/packager
>> resources to where it does the most good.
> Packagers are volunteers, they are not "ressources" to be allocated, so
> I think the formulation is to be revised.
> If no one want to work on something, it will not happen. That's as
> simple as that.
Well volunteers are certainly resources. Whether they choose to work on 
a project is of course up to them, but the fact they contribute makes 
them a resource to the organization. In this case a vital resource that 
needs to be treated well. That said, someone like myself could 
potentially work in many different areas such as answering questions on 
the ML or forum, updating the wiki, updating the website, writing 
documentation, even light coding or packaging. I could potentially be 
"allocated" to the area with the greatest need and I wouldn't care one 
way or the other. I think it would be a shame to to see the 
devs/packagers/maintainers put a lot of effort into a distro that they 
loved working on but no one would use. New users are a source of new 
contributors which can make the experience better for all of us.


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