"official" MOTU projects (was: Morgue for MOTU ?)

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Feb 9 20:03:54 GMT 2006

On 09/02/06 at 18:38 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:
> On Thursday 09 February 2006 14:06, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 09/02/06 at 12:57 +0000, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > > These thoughts lead directly to the questions "What are we MOTUs, why do
> > > we work in the MOTU Team, where did we come from, and where do we go
> > > tomorrow". Strange questions, but necessary, I think.
> >
> > Add: What can be expected from a MOTU regarding quality, dedication, etc.
> > This is similar to the questions about contribution to Debian. And
> > there's really no easy answer.
> You can't expect anything from a volunteer. 
> Actually it's his name which qualifies his work which he did already. 
> Or he is a starter in this OSS business and he has to work hard, he will 
> because he wants. 
> But you can't expect anything. And no one should. 

<sarcasm>Oh, thank you for enlightning me ! I have been in the FS world
for about 7 years now, and never realized that.</sarcasm>

You might find it interesting to read :

Michlmayr, M. (2004). Managing Volunteer Activity in Free Software
Projects. In: Proceedings of the 2004 USENIX Annual Technical
Conference, Freenix Track.

Other papers from Martin Michlmayr on related topics are available on

> > > > If there is something which is terrible broken with the infrastructure,
> > > > we should inform via LP the infrastructure people and ask them to fix
> > > > it.
> >
> > There's a big difference between "something terribly broken" and
> > "something which quite works but could really be improved".
> Yes, this is named "Wishlist Bug" and "Discuss it on #launchpad and/or 
> elmo/keybuk/etc."

The general policy regarding wishlist bug is that they are of lower
priority than other bugs (that's why they are named wishlist bugs after
all). What if :
- the bug is really wishlist level, but it matters to *you*
- you can't help integrate it in LP since LP is closed-source

Is the only solution to just wait ?
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