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Re: Developer Application Criteria - Was Re: New Application processes

Subject: Re: Developer Application Criteria - Was Re: New Application processes
From: Scott Kitterman
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009 20:59:24 -0500
On Wednesday 07 January 2009 20:46, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 07:44:16PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Wednesday 07 January 2009 19:24, Robert Collins wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2009-01-07 at 13:46 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > > > For improving the process just for the skill-level consideration,
> > > > what I
> > > > would like to see is sort of a self-directed "exercise workbook",
> > > > with sets of packaging, bug triage, testing, documentation, etc.
> > > > tasks. For
> > > > sponsorees with limited skill, this would provide guidance in gaining
> > > > it.  For sponsorees already with more than adequate skill, this would
> > > > help them calibrate their own expectations.  For sponsors, knowing
> > > > that
> > > > a candidate has gone through the workbook would help to answer that
> > > > last
> > > > bulletpoint, so they can focus on judging the others.
> > >
> > > I think this is a good idea.
> >
> > Here's a good list of questions for the workbook:
> >
> > http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/nm/trunk/nm-templates/?rev=0&sc=0
>
> Wow, yes that's definitely a good list, exactly the type of questions
> I'd think should go into such a workbook.  Some might be better done
> as hands-on tasks than as essay questions, but that's pretty much what I
> was thinking.
>
> Even if we didn't put together a workbook ourselves, I think it would be
> a great idea to reference these Debian pages from the MOTU/CoreDev
> process docs.  Often half the work in climbing the packaging learning
> curve is knowing what the questions are, and this gives that.

I don't think we want to recreate the Debian NM process in Ubuntu.  If people 
want to look at them, I think it's fine, but I think it should have no part 
of our process.

Scott K

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