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Re: [opensuse-project] openSUSE Strategy Discussion: another proposal
- From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:32:12 +0200 (CEST)
- Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.01.1006211817320.17820@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 2010-06-21 14:28, Vincent Untz wrote:
Le lundi 21 juin 2010, à 13:57 +0200, DenverD a écrit :
Guido Berhoerster wrote:
* Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [2010-06-21 12:28]:same here, i've been contributing in several ways for several years
The question is why are all the people you're listing not members yet?
They should probably be!
I'm not a member, and apart from not being able to participate in
decision-making I haven't seen a need yet to bother with an
Actually I think the openness and simplicity of taking part in
openSUSE development without having to bother with membership,
mandatory mentoring etc. as in other comparable projects is a
strength of openSUSE.
and a couple times thought i should "become a member" but when i got
to to part where i had to try to prove my worth as a contributor to an
unseen panel of judges, i decided i'd rather just do what i do and let
those in "the Community" who wanna be in charge of something (like
deciding who gets into the circle and who can decide the future, etc)
do that, without me signing up and _asking_ to join the in-crowd..
Wow. You seem to have a really negative image of the membership process
:/ How can we improve this? Why is it a burden for you to mention your
contributions when applying? I don't remember this process to be
difficult or awkward when I applied a few years ago.
Similar to the principle of least privilege for system daemons,
I see here a principle for minimal requirements.
The question is not why one is not a Registered Member, but why
one should be.
* SR/patches get accepted anyway
* no statistically significant ROI for being a Registered Member, My
opinion does not gain any more weight by being a member; if it did, I
would have already had more weight before SUSE Linux was transformed to
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