Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Julian Assange <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 02/22/1999 14:13:41
Julian Assange <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What this needs is `people-with-power' in NetBSD
> *actively-approaching* people who are NOT ace kernel
> hackers. Currently `ace kernel hacking' seems to be the only
> optimisation parameter in the NetBSD meritocracy. This view *needs to
> be changed*. This is one area that Jordon was very successful in, no
This is not correct. I am far from being an 'ace kernel hacker'. I bet
I admitted that before anyone else had time to think it.
> We could do a lot on working towards a greater sense of inclusiveness.
> For example, instead of waiting for people to hound core for cvs
> access, core could *actively approach* those people who looked like
> they might make a useful contribution in the future. A sense of
> ownership will increase both productivity and code-quality. I often
> see NetBSD patches on someone's home page, occasional quite good ones,
> and am saddened to realise that the person concerned doesn't have cvs
This is also incorrect. I would bet that 75% of the recent additions
to developers have been people who were solicited by other developers
rather than the other way around. In fact, I did not ask to be a
developer. I was asked if I wanted to be.