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Re: Sponsor required

On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 22:07 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Christopher Aillon wrote:
> > On 04/29/2008 06:11 AM, Joe Orton wrote:
> >> Hi, Elio Maldonado Batiz has been diligently hacking away at 
> >> converting the crypto-utils package to use NSS instead of OpenSSL, see 
> >> bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=346731.
> >>
> >> This is a big chunk of work and is now ready to commit; I don't 
> >> particularly want to play gatekeeper for this, could someone sponsor 
> >> Elio to join the cvsextras group?  Elio's username is emaldonado.
> > 
> > Joe, I think this is a great time to point out that you too can become a 
> > sponsor and be able to help with new contributors.  It is rather unfair 
> > to ask people here to do so since being a sponsor requires a certain 
> > level of commitment to helping the sponsoree with problems they may 
> > encounter.  It seems that you are willing to do that for Elio, and 
> > should be his sponsor.
> > 
> Which is pointing out one very big sore point in Fedora after the merge between 
> core and extras, very little people seem to have been appointed sponsor, 
> certainly something where IMHO FESco is dropping the ball.

I realize that it's much easier to criticize a small body of people vs.
the whole Fedora community, but this is hardly FESCo's fault.  We have a
standing item in the meeting to discuss and vote on sponsors.  We
literally have not received any nominations in quite a while.

Just as FESCo can't arbitrate disputes it doesn't know about, it can't
approve sponsor nominations that don't exist.


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