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Re: Paths into Debian

On Sep 24, 2013 2:37 AM, "Thijs Kinkhorst" <thijs@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, September 23, 2013 14:46, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > Did you tag them 'gift'?
> > https://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/GiftTag
> This may just be me, as it's very personal, and no offense intended at
> you, but I really detest the name 'gift' of that tag and that prevents me
> from using it.
> Tagging something 'gift' gives me a really condescending association,
> where the Big Maintainer has been so kind to hand out a 'gift' of doing
> work to the little newbie who should be grateful to receive it. Because
> these are the connotations of the word gift to me: that people should feel
> happy to receive it, while actually we should be happy if people do work
> for the project.
> I realize this is absolutely not your intention in naming this tag and
> also that it's highly subjective matter. I'm raising it only because it
> prevents me from using it. If it's just me, than that's that.

Its not just you - while I appreciate using a word other than bitesized or low-hanging-fruit, I tend to get the same slightly off putting feeling about "gift"

Not to bikeshead.


> Cheers,
> Thijs
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