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Re: How to Increase Contributions from Volunteers

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Hi Andreas!

On 1/4/06, Andreas Schuldei <andreas@debian.org> wrote:
> Please realize that there is a difference between people who want
> to *contribute* above average and *people* below average.

While I agree that there are contributions that are either above, below,
or just the average, I wouldn't try to make a point on the basis of
quantitizing contributions.  For all you know, there are other persons,
indeed persons like you, who take pride of their work, no matter how big
or small it may seem to be in your eyes.

I feel that a better metric of contribution fall on the dedication and
`heart' of contributing; but alas, there's not much of a way to
quantitize that (dedication, mayhaps...)

> They all could help quicker and more directly if they could be
> routed to the places where they are needed *just now* without a
> detour over NM. Their help would contribute to making debian the
> best distribution.

Hmm, perhaps they could use some hints not just on the Developers'
Corner,[1] but also on the main page?[2] While I must say the main
Debian page is jam-packed with news and security updates, I find it too
bare for those in the want of contributing; there's just the Corner

[1]  http://www.debian.org/devel/
[2]  http://www.debian.org/

Just one thing ought to be sure; whatever things may go, a serious
contributor will remain unfazed in contributing to Debian.  I just hope
that we somehow get out of this rut.



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