[CentOS-devel] progress?

Fri Feb 18 18:13:31 UTC 2011
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>

On 02/18/2011 06:46 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:

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> or with help finding trademark problems. Or with many other things that are currently lacking,
> but would fit the CentOS project (eg. rebuilding the various channel
> packages, fastrack, ...)

That's an interesting case : the Trademark issues. Look at the call for 
contributions on that specific point. A *lot* of people always 
complained about what can/could be done to push the centos wheel a 
little bit further and have faster releases. This time a specific call 
was sent for people wanting to contribute (on the centos-devel list and 
also on IRC *each* time that someone asked about 'how to contribute'). [1]
Guess how much people really helped ? We can count on the fingers of 
*one* hand the people who really chased after branding issues for CentOS 6.
I let you count how much people have discussed in this 'progress' 
thread, but haven't participated in the effort and do some simple maths ...
That's quite 'interesting' to see that almost all people wanting to 
contribute just want to know the bits and bytes of the buildsystems 
(which aren't "hidden" because only using plague and mock), but nobody 
really wants to do something when pointed to something specific that 
doesn't seem 'geek oriented' at first sight ... :(

Just my two cents ...

Fabian Arrotin

[1] http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2010-November/006018.html