Rescheduling regular DMB meeting day/time
robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Tue Nov 9 17:30:36 UTC 2021
On Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 11:38:48AM -0500, Dan Streetman wrote:
> ...and I would also like the DMB's general
> perception of its role in Ubuntu to be one of nurturing candidates,
> not simply accepting or rejecting them. We should encourage
> contributors to apply even if they don't think they are ready, and we
> should provide feedback to help them grow and follow up with them
> until they're ready to reapply. I don't think it's fair to all
> contributors, especially those from the community, to expect their
> sponsors to take the time guiding them; many times it's hard for
> contributors to get sponsors to even provide an endorsement (and
> sometimes for new contributors it can be hard to even find a sponsor
> to simply sponsor their upload).
While this is true, I don't see any need to restrict this kind of
nurturing role to the DMB. I'd like to see all Ubuntu developers
nurturing others. Everyone should feel empowered to take on this role;
there's no need to tie DMB membership to this idea.
For my part, when I see someone asking for help or sponsorship on IRC, I
try to help! But I've been doing that regardless of (and before) my
position on the DMB.
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