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2     Title: Making Arch Testers official Gentoo Staff
3     Version: $Revision: $
4     Last-Modified: $Date: $
5     Author: Simon Stelling <blubb@gentoo.org>,
6     Status: Draft
7     Type: Standards Track
8     Content-Type: text/x-rst
9     Created: 7-Sep-2005
10     Post-History: 15-Sep-2005
11    
12     Abstract
13     ========
14    
15     Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.
16    
17    
18     Motivation
19     ==========
20    
21     Since Mike Doty (kingtaco) created an Arch Tester (AT) project in January 2005
22     to reduce the developer's load and the amount of open keywording bugs for the
23     amd64 porting team, many users have volunteered to become ATs. They are doing
24     a fair share of everyday's work to keep the amd64 and ppc trees up to date.
25     While they spent many hours and even had to pass the staff quiz, they are
26     currently not recognized as official members of Gentoo.
27    
28    
29     Specification
30     =============
31    
32     ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes
33     to the current situation:
34    
35     - Get a @gentoo.org email address
36     - Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository
37    
38     Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened to two weeks if an AT
39     wants to take the end quiz to become a developer, assuming he has been AT for
40     at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled situations
41     like this for a while and only made positive experiences.
42    
43     Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustful user who is able to test
44     critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded
45     to other herd. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is
46     irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.
47    
48     As arch testers (and herd testers) become official staff, they should be
49     handled by DevRel.
50    
51    
52     Backwards Compatibility
53     =======================
54    
55     All current active arch testers should be migrated to staff.
56    
57    
58     Copyright
59     =========
60    
61     This document has been placed in the public domain.

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