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31 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">41</td>
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33 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff</td>
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39 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Simon Stelling &lt;blubb&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,</td>
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47 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">7-Sep-2005</td>
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57 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id5" name="id5">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
61 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id6" name="id6">Copyright</a></li>
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64 <div class="section" id="abstract">
65 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
66 <p>Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.</p>
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68 <div class="section" id="motivation">
69 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
70 <p>Since Mike Doty (kingtaco) created an Arch Tester (AT) project in January 2005
71 to reduce the developer's load and the amount of open keywording bugs for the
72 amd64 porting team, many users have volunteered to become ATs. They are doing
73 a fair share of everyday's work to keep the amd64 and ppc trees up to date.
74 While they spent many hours and even had to pass the staff quiz, they are
75 currently not recognized as official members of Gentoo.</p>
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77 <div class="section" id="specification">
78 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
79 <p>ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes
80 to the current situation:</p>
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82 <li>Get a &#64;gentoo.org email address</li>
83 <li>Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository</li>
84 </ul>
85 <p>Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened to two weeks if an AT
86 wants to take the end quiz to become a developer, assuming he has been AT for
87 at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled situations
88 like this for a while and only made positive experiences.</p>
89 <p>Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustful user who is able to test
90 critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded
91 to other herd. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is
92 irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.</p>
93 <p>As arch testers (and herd testers) become official staff, they should be
94 handled by DevRel.</p>
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96 <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
97 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
98 <p>All current active arch testers should be migrated to staff.</p>
99 </div>
100 <div class="section" id="copyright">
101 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
102 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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