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Re: Getting more people involved in "core" teams.

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 11:25:39PM +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> I think that one of issues we have is that there is alot of work
> to be done by some teams, some of them even regularaly mail that
> they need more members, but they seem to have a hard time keeping
> the numbers up, burning the other team members out.
> What are your ideas to make sure those teams keep running?

This is a similar question to Marc Haber's one in
<[🔎] 20100315103039.GA15651@torres.zugschlus.de>. To quote from my response
to that question:

 But I believe the problem is wider than just the core infrastructure;
 it is about the project as a whole facing competition for attracting
 distribution developers by the fact that there are several other
 community-based distributions out there today than there were about a
 decade ago.

I think that also applies here: lack of manpower is not a problem that
is specific to our core teams, but instead is a general problem within
Debian. To solve it long-term, we need to make Debian more attractive
for contributors.

This is a difficult problem to solve, however.

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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