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Re: Why is help so hard to find?



Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> Mike Bird <mgb-debian@yosemite.net> wrote:
> > I indicated one important reason why experienced programmers don't
> > want to work on Debian. They have no desire to spend a year of their
> > life humoring someone with a tenth of their expertise.
>
> Tough. […] If I hadn't spent the last ten years humouring people with
> less than 1% of my own expertise and (more importantly) being humoured
> by those who have a hundred times more expertise in their area than I
> do, I would have no friends in Debian and Debian would not work the
> way that I need.

[…]

> It's not up to the DPL. It's about finding people willing to work with
> other people and avoiding those who do nothing but complain.

That's an excellent distillation. Thank you, Neil.

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