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Re: task & skills

[ Please CC to me, or to debian-newmaint-admin ]

On Sun, Dec 03, 2000 at 11:17:37AM +0100, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > On Sat, 2 Dec 2000, Gergely Risko wrote:

> Well, I can tell you, that if I see some really lazy Developers in the
> future, I will complaining about them, even on -devel if it's needed. As
> I sometimes have said: We need way to deal with those lazy developers,
> that also ignore mails. And if there's no way to get them motivated to
> do more for debian, then I vote for excluding them.

Lazy Developers (developers who doesn't do anything, nor packaging, nor 
documentating, nor programming, nor administering the Debian machines, 
nor processing applicants) should be expelled from the Debian Project?
Some questions about it:
- Is that good if someone does his work, just because he have to 
(because if he doesn't he will be expelled)? I don't think so forcing 
Developers to work is an applyable way.

- Who should judge over other Developers? I think (I hope) most of 
those 'lazy Developers' have some good reason to be lazy, so every case 
is different, and it's very hard to judge.

I think it's better if they doesn't do anything, then they are doing 
their work because they have to. If they have to they will do their job 
badly (not caring bugs, approving anyone, etc). I heard that the good 
psyhology[1] is not to punish but giving reward(s). A good example is 
nm.debian.org's leaderboard, and similars. Maybe, a more matarial one 
is to give CDs for free to the Developers who are working (for and in 
the Project!). It's not so hard to see who is working and who is just 
having a pretty email address.

Lenart, Janos

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