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Mon Nov 12 13:25:42 GMT 2007
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 09:33:23 +0100 Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>Am Montag, den 12.11.2007, 02:41 -0500 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
>> Yes, but he chose not to ask for help and presented multiple revisions
>> that were not ready for
>> upload. My biggest concern from this isn't that he didn't get it right, but that he never
>> asked for help or advice when it was clealry needed.
>> He had the option to decline. He did not take it.
>I'm convinced Fernando thought he was meant to do this on his own as a
>final test. He generally asks for advice if he's unsure. I had numerous
>discussions about packaging with him in the Desktop Team, Sébastien and
>Áron would surely say the same.
>Other members of the MOTU team would have had difficulties with this
>merge too. In case we're unsure about applicants, we should think of a
>different way of getting more information of the applicant's qualities.
>I appreciate that you tried to help finding out more about his skills, I
>personally just don't feel that saying "you're not ready yet" after a
>particularly complicated merge is fair.
I think you're missing my point that the purpose of the exercise wasn't technical. Do keep in mind that while I suggested this, it was endorsed by a then member of MOTU Council.
The current members of the MC will, of course, form their own opinion and make the decision. Personally, from this exercise I get the impression of someone who is technically sharp, but not yet sufficiently aware of his own limitations to know when to ask for help.
Good luck making your decision.
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