Interesting comments

John Summerfield debian at
Fri Mar 6 00:16:16 UTC 2009

Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 12:01 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
>> There is much to learn in Linux, way more than we had in the 80s, and I 
>> would expect triagers to choose areas of interest, to be assigned 
>> someone to mentor them and stay within their area.
> We do currently work on the basis of having triagers pick a component to
> specialize in. Individual mentoring isn't currently possible due to the
> small number of experienced triagers, but we do try and do group
> mentoring.

Could package maintainers step in? It's to their long-term benefit, and 
I can imagine a new inexperienced triager really appreciating the chance 
to work with them, especially if the maintainer's a Name.

Mentors should, I think, be encouraged to ask, "Why?"  rather than 
assert "that's wrong."

Why do you think that?
Have you considered...?



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