Refining MOTU Mentoring
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Aug 21 15:07:26 BST 2007
> Nicolas Robin wrote:
> > Maybe this Idea should be applied for an official classroom channel,
> > specially designed for new contributors to be helped by MOTUs ? It is
> > the best way to progress, to be in touch with many MOTUs and to be free
> > to ask all the questions you want.
I thought this is what #ubuntu-motu was for?
Since we started the MOTU mentoring process it has seemed to me that there are
fewer people willing to ask questions on #ubuntu-motu. I am increasingly
PM'ed with packaging questions. NOTE: I don't have statistics, this is my
I'm curious from those who are "mentoring" if they see near-term progress
towards being a MOTU from their charges?
It appears to me that people who don't have a mentor are being demotivated and
thinking they can't participate. At least I see less activity from new
hopefuls on #ubuntu-motu. Now this may have all been picked up by the
mentors list and so I'm off base, but my impression is that since we've had a
formal mentors program there has been a lot less activity from new people
that is visible to the community.
I'm not sure what the right answer is here, but the fact that people are
saying they need a place " to be free to ask all the questions you want"
indicates a significant problem in my opinion. We already have such a place,
#ubuntu-motu and if it's not recognized as such, we need to fix that.
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