[Development] Introductions?

André Pönitz apoenitz at t-online.de
Tue Apr 25 20:12:02 CEST 2017

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 08:09:50AM +0000, Edward Welbourne wrote:
> Steve Schilz asked me (24 April 2017 19:10) a pertinent question (heavily edited):
> > I’m not really sure what/where your role is… and I’m curious.
> > Perhaps an introduction on the mailing list (say, from Lars Knoll?)
> > for people further out in the Qt orbit is in order, or perhaps I
> > missed it?
> which prompts me to a suggestion, as much the same is relevant for any
> approver or maintainer: perhaps we should tweak our process for
> introducing candidates for those stations within the community; ask that
> each introduce self in the course of it - possibly *after* we've made
> our decision, so we won't be prejudiced by their weird hobbies.  ISTR
> Lars, when proposing me, just linked to my review history in gerrit;
> that probably should suffice for the decision on whether to accept a
> candidate - but it might be worth, once the decision is made, as a
> matter of course, having the new approver or maintainer introduce self,
> or link to web pages that do so.  That could be a short summary of
> career, hobbies and life, like
>   I've been making software less bad for about three decades, starting
>   in 1982, with several breaks.  I've only had limited exposure to Qt
>   prior to joining the Core and Network team at TQtC a year and a half
>   ago; and I'm (not so) secretly a closet C programmer still learning
>   new things in C++.  I refactor algebra as a hobby and write about
>   various topics on a web-site [0] that deserves more of my time than
>   I've lately found the enthusiasm to spend on it.
> Or it could just be a link to a CV [1], if you have it on-line.
> [0] http://www.chaos.org.uk/~eddy/
> [1] http://www.chaos.org.uk/~eddy/cv/
>      (a little out of date, I now notice)
> Doing this might leave more of us with a sense of who each other are,
> which seems like a natural thing in a community.
> What do folk think ?



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