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Subject: Re: [boost] [Guild] Getting volunteers' changes back to trunk
From: Jim Bell (Jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-12 14:11:00

On 1:59 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> I didn't see them. Repost?
> Here's the post
> <>.

Thanks for reviving this. Sorry I glossed over it, too. Hope you don't
mind if I respond generally.

There's no way I'd lead an effort like that (without hourly
compensation). Not a chance. Tracking all that criteria across all those
people sounds like a huge ongoing time commitment.

RE SVN access: I say the guild members never get SVN access. Work
indefinitely without it. Or if they want it, they run the gauntlet the
current volunteers do. (I have no desire to run that gauntlet myself.)

RE: Testing requirement (two platforms): I agree.

I see the guild as a large pool of volunteers who we call on (for a
little help from each). All help is geared toward streamlining things
for those more committed.

Instead of all the criteria, I say throw it wide open. See who shows up,
and what they accomplish. Let the cream rise to the top. (Again, you're
not granting SVN access.) Having a big pool of volunteers you can call
on to grind out the things many people can do seems very valuable.

So my thinking's pretty contrary all around.

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