[Mageia-discuss] Long Term Support Policy

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Tue Jan 31 22:53:14 CET 2012

Le mardi 31 janvier 2012 à 16:04 -0500, imnotpc a écrit :
> 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.

As you say, you have the freedom to work on what you prefer to do, and
given the tense you used, In infer that you are not doing it yet. So the
question that come to my mind is "why don't you start now ?". 

Michael Scherer

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