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From Omar Gonzalez <omarg.develo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Becoming a committer
Date Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:16:04 GMT
On Sunday, August 12, 2012, Erik de Bruin wrote:

> > There is no checklist.
> >
> > There are no guidelines we can provide you.
>
> So, basically, it is an arbitrary process one has no control over and
> no insight in with regard to status or progress? I can imagine that
> puts off a lot of people who might otherwise have made valuable
> contributions :-(


Yes, because there is no checklist, or 'status'. That's just the way it is.
The PPMC are volunteers as well. And we don't keep track of every single
person that contributed to keep a 'score'. You get noticed by committing,
not by asking to become a committer and complaining about the process.



>
> > Just keep submitting patches and contributing, that's how it happens.
>
> Not really an inspiring and motivational process. I for one was really
> getting into the whole SDK installer app/badge thing, as I think
> having an easy way to distribute the SDK is vital for the success of
> the project. But the whole patch and wait routine is taking away much
> of my momentum, which degrades my ability to contribute as it slowly
> drains my motivation.
>
> EdB


Sorry you feel that way but you're not the only contributor that has to go
through the same process. It's called a process for a reason and you just
have to go through it in order to get noticed.

You don't have to patch and submit and wait. You can go on GitHub, make a
fork, make changes, ask for feedback and once it's ready submit.

Patience is a virtue.

-omar

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