Spins, where are they?

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Fri Feb 8 13:45:17 UTC 2008

On 08.02.2008 14:31, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> On 08.02.2008 13:57, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>> On 08.02.2008 10:20, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>>>>> Sebastian (a relative new contributer) afaics could need some
>>>>>> help/guidance how to go forward with it. He tried to find help on
>>>>>> fedora-devel, but besides some discussion ("add this and that" -> "no
>>>>>> more space on CD" and "integrate LTSP" -> "no more space on CD" or "make
>>>>>> a DVD" -> "no, make a CD" | "make both a CD and a DVD" ) not much happened.
>>>>> I see the wiki page being updated regularly and answered with a 
>>>>> suggestion when asked for help. Not sure what you were expecting to happen.
>>>> He called his spin final in his last mail and between the lines of this
>>>> and earlier mails I read "I want to see this as official spin in
>>>> Fedora". Together that means to me: if Fedora wants that spin someone
>>>> needs to tell him what the next steps are (or in this case: point him to
>>>> the proper place in the wiki). Until now nobody did.
>>> I can't find the mail. Feel free to respond with
>> Feel free to do that yourself. I'm trying to get out of Fedora, not
>> deeper into it.
> It takes less time to answer the mail than discuss about it here but I 
> have done so nevertheless.

Fully agreed.

But the point I'm trying to make is: new contributers like Sebastian
need some guidance / hand holding to find their way into the project.
The EDU spin is a good example for that, as the discussion on the list
was a typical one -- one says "make a CD" and the next "make a DVD". One
says "integrate LTSP, even if it means waiting" the other "do it now".
One says "foo" the other the opposite. That's sometimes to much to
handle new contributers.

In the fedora.us and Fedora Extras days people often got guidance or a
helpful hand from experienced contributers. It seems that often not the
case these days in Fedora-land, and that's one of the reasons why I'm
trying to take a Fedora break or find my way out of it (not sure what
it'll become; time will tell).


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