[CentOS-devel] Distribution update and centosplus

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Fri Sep 1 15:21:07 UTC 2006

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On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 01:47:23PM +0200, David Hrbáč wrote:
> > How not to become a CentOS developer is to call one out on a public
> > mailinglist.
> Well I had to write: I did not see any post a new person has joined the
> dev team in announce list. So pointing the team is small is unfair.

Johnny actually invited me once for the packager team. Unfortunately
I had to decline, due to my unreliable time avaliability.

So I have to say that, as far as I noticed, they do keep an eye out
to get new people with the necessary background (I had 3+ years
experience as a packager for a Linux distribution).

The catch is that packaging for a distribution is much more complex
than many people, including the ocasional packager, believe, so there
aren't that many pre-qualified candidates. As for people willing to
learn the job, well, in that case they have to ask, don't they ?

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Rodrigo Barbosa
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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