[aur-general] TU membership application

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Wed Sep 4 14:37:42 UTC 2019

Em setembro 4, 2019 9:54 Alexander Rødseth via aur-general escreveu:
> I did agree to sponsor the TU application of Jean Lucas, provided he found
> another sponsor, but was not aware that he had sent his application without
> any mentoring on my part.

Well, I think it should be the other way around, you first mentor someone and look
with them into their packages and then decided about sponsorship.

> I am not in favor of how the TU application process turned out, nor the
> idea of moving proprietary software packages to [community], but I'll stand
> by my word and sponsor him if there is another sponsor.

Sergej already confirmed sponsorship. But it seems neither of you actually mentored
the applicant.

> In general, we need more TUs and Devs and I think we should have a process
> that feels less judgemental on the applicants (ref. the application from
> Drew DeVault that sadly did not join us as a TU).

While I agree that we should have a more on point discussion with less bikeshedding
regarding other stuff, I don't think that simply foregoing the discussion period is
the way to go.

> If someone dislikes a TU application, it's easy to vote "no" in the vote
> that follows.

That's not how this should be faced. Ideally all the applications should have two
sponsors that are actively mentoring the applicant and are vested into their success.
If we had that, applications would be voted "yes".

ps: I'm not making any judgment on the applicant here. I've talked with him privately
regarding this application process. While he failed to disclose that he had asked another
TU before, I don't think it was in bad faith.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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