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1GLEP: 8 1GLEP: 8
2Title: Adopt-A-Developer 2Title: Adopt-A-Developer
3Version: $Revision: 1.2 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.3 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2003/11/17 15:13:23 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2004/04/04 22:56:06 $
5Author: Brian Jackson <iggy@gentoo.org> 5Author: Brian Jackson <iggy@gentoo.org>
6Status: Deferred 6Status: Draft
7Type: Standards Track 7Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 8Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 02-Jul-2003 9Created: 02-Jul-2003
10Post-History: 09-Jul-2003 10Post-History: 09-Jul-2003, 4-Apr-2004
11 11
12 12
13Credits 13Credits
14======= 14=======
15 15
16Another idea stolen from somebody else :) This time I stole the idea from
17a KDE developer name Scott Wheeler who runs a program called 16I borrowed this idea from a KDE developer name Scott Wheeler who runs a program
18adopt-a-geek [1]_. 17called adopt-a-geek [1]_.
19 18
20Abstract 19Abstract
21======== 20========
22 21
23I would like to start a program to bring together Gentoo'ers who need 22I would like to start a program to bring together Gentoo developers who need
24hardware, and those that have hardware to donate. This project will 23hardware, and those that have hardware to donate. This project will
25hopefully get developers that need extra hardware in touch with 24hopefully get developers that need extra hardware in touch with
26companies/individuals with extra hardware that they wish to donate to 25companies/individuals with extra hardware that they wish to donate to
27help Gentoo. 26help Gentoo.
28 27
29Motivation 28Motivation
30========== 29==========
31 30
32There are some developers out there that are using very slow hardware, and some 31There are some developers out there that are using very slow hardware, and some
33that have broken equipment that they could put back into use if they only 32that have broken equipment that they could put back into use if they
34had one more part. This program will help developers get the most out of 33had one more part. This program will help developers get the most out of
35there exisiting hardware and fix any systems that may currently be broken. 34their exisiting hardware and fix any systems that may currently be broken.
36 35
37Specification 36Specification
38============= 37=============
39 38
40This is a pretty low risk proposal for Gentoo Linux since it only affects 39This is a pretty low risk proposal for Gentoo Linux since it only affects
44needy developers. 43needy developers.
45 44
46Rationale 45Rationale
47========= 46=========
48 47
49KDE does this [1]_, and I've sent an email to the guy who runs the project over 48KDE seems to have had luck with this. I think it would benefit the devs, and
50there, to see how well it has worked out for them. I think this would 49make Gentoo better as a result. It would also boost morale by letting
51benefit certain developers and Gentoo as a whole. 50developers know they are appreciated.
52 51
53References 52References
54========== 53==========
55 54
56.. [1] http://devel-home.kde.org/~wheeler/adopt-a-geek/ 55.. [1] http://devel-home.kde.org/~wheeler/adopt-a-geek/

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