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Re: [New maintainer] Working for Debian and becoming a registered Debian developer

BTW, sorry asbout the datedness of this reply, it's been on my laptop's mail
spool for entirely too long...

Joey Hess wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > The phone call is something that is happening in the Real World. It's not
> > like a mail. Did you ever get "employed" with a single mail ? No, you have
> > to take other kind of contact with your employers.
> Just to play devil's advocate:
> Well yes I have. I didn't speak to them via the phone for at least a few
> months after I was hired, and I had been working full time for 1 year before
> I met my employer.
> However, I actually think the phone calls are very important because debian
> community is very important. Devil's advocate mode off.
> > And if they cannot wait 3 months, I doubt they would have made good
> > maintainers. Maintaining a package is NOT a one-time work. It requires to
> > be worked on regularly.
> Very different states of mind are required to wait 3 months before someone
> gets back to you, and to constantly maintain and fix bugs in a package. I
> see no evidence at all that being able to do one requires you be good at the
> other.
> I became a debian user and was a developer within 9 days of that time. I
> joined debian specifically because I wanted to work on a linux distribution
> because this was the next logical stage in my linux development. If I had
> had to wait 3 months, it's very likely I would have found another project
> that let me get to work immediatly, and wouldn't be here today.
> I don't think I'm a particularly bad developer, despite this impatience.
> Rather, I am impatient to get bugs fixed, to package new upstream versions
> to get at the new features in them, and to implement things, as soon as I
> can.
> Isn't it said somewhere that the three virtues of a programmer are laziness,
> impatience, and hubris?
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> see shy jo
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