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Re: Mentoring Feedback

* Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.iki.fi> [2005:03:22 19:01 +0200]: 
> ti, 2005-03-22 kello 11:24 -0500, David Nusinow kirjoitti:
> > Maybe it's time to start thinking about ways to slowly open this program up
> > to the wider Debian? I'm feeling like we need more documentation to
> > standardize things though. A mentoring HOWTO and maybe a mentee HOWTO?
> Isn't that what debian-mentor is supposed to be? But perhaps they are
> less formal about mentoring than what d-w has done so far.

Maybe in an ideal situation. The -mentors list seems to basically focus on
requests for sponsorship and occasionally packaging questions. It seems a
bit misnamed to me for this reason, but I don't know if it was ever
intended to be a formal mentoring project. It seems to function on the
standard assumption that real hackers need to learn on their own and so
forth. I don't necessarily disagree with that, but there's room for all

DW's mentoring program was rolled out in order to be a sort of "proof of
concept", which is why it hasn't been highly publicized -- there are quirks
to work out and it's easier to do it on a small scale before proposing
anything radical to a pre-existing project with similar goals. 

If it's successful, the goal is to move it to -mentors, but it seems we're
lacking mentees, so perhaps it would be better off there. I'd still like to
have a tiny bit more formality though.

off the chain like a rebellious guanine nucleotide

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