Steps to become MOTU
matthias at nlinux.org
Thu Oct 29 13:00:47 GMT 2009
On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 17:01:45 -0500, Charlie Smotherman <cjsmo at cableone.net>
> On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 14:14 +0100, Matthias Klumpp wrote:
>> How is the plan to make the sponsoring-process more transparent going
> Please contact huats < christophe.sauthier at gmail.com > he is the person
> you need to contact about your proposed changes to the mentoring
Okay, I'll do this later on.
>> I sent my application nearly half a year ago and I know that there are
>> several other people who want to become MOTU (and have the necessary
>> skills) and are waiting for a very long time too.
> I believe you have a misconception of the Mentoring program. The
> mentoring program is **NOT** mandatory for you to become a MOTU, or to
> contribute to Ubuntu. If you have to will and desire to become a MOTU
> dig into the documentation and start helping out.
Of course not, I knew about this fact. But in my opinion it is very helpful
to become familiar with the Ubuntu workflow. (I used openSUSE for years
where users & developers had less possibilities to help developing)
Contributing to Ubuntu is very easy if you have a patch for some issues.
But it is better if you know the "Ubuntu-way" e.g. of creating proper
> The mentoring program does not make the decision if you fulfill the
> criteria to become a MOTU, that is the responsibility of the MOTU
> Council. They are the governing body that determines if you are
> qualified for Universe Contributor, Per Package Uploader, MOTU, and Core
This is what I misunderstood. I thought the mentoring program also gives
some kind of feedback how you do your work and if you have enough knowledge
to be able to apply for MOTU.
> Please remember that the MOTU's who mentor in this program are
> volunteers (to include myself), they have jobs and families. I can not
> force them to take you on as a mentee, all I can do is ask them. If
> they have time and are willing to take you on as a mentee, they will.
I do not want to force someone and I am sure the MOTUs only mentor someone
if they want. It would be interesting to know how many MOTUs mentor people
Thank you for answering this, the Mentoring process is now a lot more clear
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