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Re: Interesting comments



On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 09:16 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 12:01 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> > 
> >> There is much to learn in Linux, way more than we had in the 80s, and I 
> >> would expect triagers to choose areas of interest, to be assigned 
> >> someone to mentor them and stay within their area.
> > 
> > We do currently work on the basis of having triagers pick a component to
> > specialize in. Individual mentoring isn't currently possible due to the
> > small number of experienced triagers, but we do try and do group
> > mentoring.
> 
> Could package maintainers step in? It's to their long-term benefit, and 
> I can imagine a new inexperienced triager really appreciating the chance 
> to work with them, especially if the maintainer's a Name.
> 
> Mentors should, I think, be encouraged to ask, "Why?"  rather than 
> assert "that's wrong."
> 
> Why do you think that?
> Have you considered...?

Yeah, on a case-by-case basis I've been encouraging new triagers to get
in touch with the maintainers of the components they're triaging. In
general it's a good principle to have a decent working relationship with
the maintainers.
-- 
Adam Williamson
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