On Monday, May 16, 2011 01:52:53 PM Jonathan Carter (highvoltage) wrote:
> Hi Iain!
> On 15/05/11 07:45 PM, Iain Lane wrote:
> > We had a [couple] of [sessions] this week about ways we can
> > involve new
> > developers (I'm using developer here to mean what you might incorrectly
> > call a
> > packager. Think ~ubuntu-dev) and find interesting things for them to do.
> After attending some of those sessions, I am certainly motivated to take
> up some MOTU work again. Not that I wasn't interested before, but since
> the archive re-org (which also seems stalled at the moment) it seems
> that many people started to think that MOTU was less important than before.
> I told a colleague that he should aim to be a MOTU and he asked what the
> point is, since "MOTU is going away anyway". For some reason there are a
> bunch of people that think that MOTU is obsolete or that it doesn't
> exist anymore, it would probably be a good idea to try to fix that
> I like the sponsoring stuff that's been planned at UDS and also
> happening during the last cycle and I'll spend some time getting
> involved with that, thanks for the initiative, it won't go unappreciated!
There was, for awhile, a plan to do away with MOTU as part of archive
reorganiztation, but that hasn't been the plan for a year now, so we need to
get the word out. It's not random that people think this, but it is obsolete
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