GLEP:8
Title:Adopt-A-Developer
Version:0.1
Last-Modified:2003/07/02 17:33:02
Author:Brian Jackson <iggy at gentoo.org>
Status:Draft
Type:Standards Track
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:02-Jul-2003
Post-History:09-Jul-2003

Contents

Credits

Another idea stolen from somebody else :) This time I stole the idea from a KDE developer name Scott Wheeler who runs a program called adopt-a-geek [1].

Abstract

I would like to start a program to bring together Gentoo'ers who need hardware, and those that have hardware to donate. This project will hopefully get developers that need extra hardware in touch with companies/individuals with extra hardware that they wish to donate to help Gentoo.

Motivation

There are some developers out there that are using very slow hardware, and some that have broken equipment that they could put back into use if they only had one more part. This program will help developers get the most out of there exisiting hardware and fix any systems that may currently be broken.

Specification

This is a pretty low risk proposal for Gentoo Linux since it only affects me, and whoever else wishes to help out. This project would keep very detailed records of everything that came in and out. We would actually not handle any hardware. We would just facilitate connecting hardware with needy developers.

Rationale

KDE does this [1], and I've sent an email to the guy who runs the project over there, to see how well it has worked out for them. I think this would benefit certain developers and Gentoo as a whole.

References

[1](1, 2) http://devel-home.kde.org/~wheeler/adopt-a-geek/