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1GLEP: 8 1GLEP: 8
2Title: Adopt-A-Developer 2Title: Adopt-A-Developer
3Version: $Revision: 1.1 $ 3Version: $Revision: 1.4 $
4Last-Modified: $Date: 2003/07/09 21:13:52 $ 4Last-Modified: $Date: 2006/09/04 03:06:32 $
5Author: Brian Jackson <iggy@gentoo.org> 5Author: Brian Jackson <iggy@gentoo.org>,
6Status: Draft 6 Thomas Cort <tcort@gentoo.org>
7Status: Final
7Type: Standards Track 8Type: Standards Track
8Content-Type: text/x-rst 9Content-Type: text/x-rst
9Created: 02-Jul-2003 10Created: 02-Jul-2003
10Post-History: 09-Jul-2003 11Post-History: 09-Jul-2003, 4-Apr-2004, 3-Sep-2006
11 12
13Status
14======
15
16Reactivated by tcort, now existing at
17http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/userrel/adopt-a-dev/.
18Since the community has bought into it, GLEP editor g2boojum
19has marked it as "final".
12 20
13Credits 21Credits
14======= 22=======
15 23
16Another idea stolen from somebody else :) This time I stole the idea from
17a KDE developer name Scott Wheeler who runs a program called 24I borrowed this idea from a KDE developer name Scott Wheeler who runs a program
18adopt-a-geek [1]_. 25called adopt-a-geek [1]_.
19 26
20Abstract 27Abstract
21======== 28========
22 29
23I would like to start a program to bring together Gentoo'ers who need 30I would like to start a program to bring together Gentoo developers who need
24hardware, and those that have hardware to donate. This project will 31hardware, and those that have hardware to donate. This project will
25hopefully get developers that need extra hardware in touch with 32hopefully get developers that need extra hardware in touch with
26companies/individuals with extra hardware that they wish to donate to 33companies/individuals with extra hardware that they wish to donate to
27help Gentoo. 34help Gentoo.
28 35
29Motivation 36Motivation
30========== 37==========
31 38
32There are some developers out there that are using very slow hardware, and some 39There 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 40that 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 41had 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. 42their exisiting hardware and fix any systems that may currently be broken.
36 43
37Specification 44Specification
38============= 45=============
39 46
40This is a pretty low risk proposal for Gentoo Linux since it only affects 47This is a pretty low risk proposal for Gentoo Linux since it only affects
44needy developers. 51needy developers.
45 52
46Rationale 53Rationale
47========= 54=========
48 55
49KDE does this [1]_, and I've sent an email to the guy who runs the project over 56KDE 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 57make Gentoo better as a result. It would also boost morale by letting
51benefit certain developers and Gentoo as a whole. 58developers know they are appreciated.
52 59
53References 60References
54========== 61==========
55 62
56.. [1] http://devel-home.kde.org/~wheeler/adopt-a-geek/ 63.. [1] http://devel-home.kde.org/~wheeler/adopt-a-geek/

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