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Re: Attracting newbies (Was Booting Debian/testing fails)

On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 05:50:23PM -0500, Kamaraju Kusumanchi wrote:
> On Sunday 04 February 2007 16:38, Ken Heard wrote:
> > If the documentation editors are to
> > be volunteers, good ones will not be attracted to the project unless
> > they are given status in the organization.
> You raise many good points some of which are very true and some of which I do 
> not completely agree with. This happens to be on the top of things with which 
> I do not agree...
> The reason why I contribute (be it code, patches, helping on d-u, writing 
> articles etc.,) to Debian is because I enjoy doing so. Not because one day I 
> dream of becoming a DD, not because I get good reputation points, not because 
> I make money out of it etc., If some documentation editor becomes less 
> motivated to contribute to Debian simply because, there is no official status 
> given to him, I seriously doubt if his motivation levels remain high after 
> couple of years...

I would agree with you Raju.  I would enjoy working on a doc project but
I'm nowhere near enough to being a politition to want any official
status.  I just enjoy teaching.


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