[RFC] - Mentoring program
nvalcarcel at ubuntu-pe.org
Fri Feb 8 22:47:27 UTC 2008
mmm i'm not fully happy with that, maybe we can have a sponsor process
inside the metoring program, so other sponsors can upload it quickly, so
the mentor helps the mentee fixing the bug, then shows him how to
request for sponsorship (subscribing ubuntu-*-sponsors) and then ping
another sever team member (and also mentor ?) to upload the package, so
the mentees don't ask his mentor every time to upload the package and
has his/her change uploaded quickly or get angry when on the 3th upload
the mentors says "use sponsorship i won't upload your packages anymore".
On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 17:34 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Friday 08 February 2008 17:32, Mathias Gug wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 08, 2008 at 04:46:43PM -0500, Nicolas Valcarcel wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2008-02-08 at 12:56 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > > > I would go a bit further and suggest that while a mentor can help their
> > > > mentee get changes sponsored (where this is relevant), they may not
> > > > sponsor themselves.
> > > >
> > > > This enourages integration with the team and avoids putting mentor in
> > > > the position of having to say no to ther mentee and potentially harm
> > > > that relationship if they are unable to sponsor.
> > > >
> > > > Scott K
> > >
> > > This idea has a +1 for me, but i want to add some comments about. The
> > > new contributors (people who start contributing) most of the time are
> > > exited to start helping and they want to start NOW, no after reading the
> > > minimal documentation needed, so the mentors should limit themselves on
> > > putting goals to their mentees, and show them where to find the
> > > documentation about what they are trying to do, not just saying what to
> > > do and think for them or do for them. The mentors should just be with
> > > the mentees and help them to find his/her way, not to walk with them by
> > > the hand.
> > >
> > > About what Scott mentioned there should also be a policy of the mentors
> > > to not sponsors their mentees work, first for the thing he has said, and
> > > second because most of the time the mentors help the mentees to make the
> > > patches/fixes so they can not recheck they mentees work thinking that
> > > he/she has made exactly what they have been told to do and the correct
> > > way, so there can be little errors or mischecked changes uploaded.
> > That raises the point of being reactive at the very beginning. The first
> > impression counts. So I'd suggest that the first (and second ?) upload
> > should be done by the mentor to get things going. It also removes the
> > need to read about the Sponsorship process - understanding the whole
> > packaging environment is already complicated.
> > Once the first upload is done, the mentor should redirect to the
> > sponsorship process and the MOTU ressources for further help.
> Sounds reasonable to me.
> Scott K
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