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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Bluesky calls for a new mentor!
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:06:00 GMT
Samuel Kevin wrote:

> Most of the developers of BlueSky project are students. As you all know,
> students come  when they join in school and go after they graduate.  So
> the active developers are around 10. Like we used to have 5 committers,
> but now we only have 2 committers in active.

As others have pointed out, and I believe you acknowledge (q.v., "I am not
avoiding the truth that we suck during the last three years"), there are
better and necessary ways to address this issue.  And we've worked with
Google every year during the Summer of Code, so we're not exactly
inexperienced working with students.

> According to what you've listed, i would forward your suggestion to
bluesky
> dev list and wish we could make a quick response after discussion.

Incorporate all of the feedback you're getting from folks.  It is urgent
that you take the advice, get all of the current code into source control
ASAP, get students onto the mailing list now, start doing discussion and
coding in public, and submit changes on a regular basis via SVN and/or JIRA.
These are the same things you've also read from Christian and Upayavira.
You don't need a new Mentor to do those things.  Demonstrate change and
we'll try to help you succeed.

	--- Noel



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