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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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35 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.5</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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41 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Rejected</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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55 <p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
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57 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
58 <li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id3" name="id3">Status</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li>
61 <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id6" name="id6">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
62 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
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65 <div class="section" id="abstract">
66 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
67 <p>Arch Testers should be treated as official Gentoo staff.</p>
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69 <div class="section" id="status">
70 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="status">Status</a></h1>
71 <p>Rejected by the Gentoo Council on 13 Oct. 2005. This GLEP may be resubmitted
72 if the issues brought up in the council meeting,
73 <a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20051013.txt">http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20051013.txt</a>,
74 are addressed in a new version of this GLEP.</p>
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76 <div class="section" id="motivation">
77 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
78 <p>Since Mike Doty (kingtaco) created an Arch Tester (AT) project in January 2005
79 to reduce the developer's load and the amount of open keywording bugs for the
80 amd64 porting team, many users have volunteered to become ATs. They are doing
81 a fair share of everyday's work to keep the amd64 and ppc trees up to date.
82 While they spent many hours and even had to pass the staff quiz, they are
83 currently not recognized as official members of Gentoo.</p>
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85 <div class="section" id="specification">
86 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
87 <p>ATs should basically be treated as staff. This includes the following changes
88 to the current situation:</p>
89 <ul class="simple">
90 <li>Get a &#64;(subdomain_to_be_determined).gentoo.org email address. The email
91 address will just be an alias, and will be forwarded to their &#64;gentoo.org
92 address if they go on to become a Gentoo developer.</li>
93 <li>Get read-only access to the gentoo-x86 repository. This doesn't have to be
94 individual accounts, a single account, without a shell, with all of their
95 keys will be sufficiant.</li>
96 </ul>
97 <p>There will be a 30 day probationary/mentoring period for new ATs.The lead AT/HT
98 for arch/herd will be responsible for the mentoring period. If arch/herd
99 doesn't have a Lead AT/HT, then either the arch/herd lead or the Strategic AT
100 Lead will be responsible. The Lead AT is a seasoned developer that watches for talent,
101 recruits and mentors ATs. Additionally, the mentoring period should be shortened
102 to a minimum of two weeks if an AT wants to take the end quiz to become a developer,
103 assuming he has been AT for at least two weeks. The amd64 porting team has handled
104 situations like this for a while and only made positive experiences.</p>
105 <p>Also, the idea of an arch tester as a trustworthy user who is able to test
106 critical changes (such as hard masked software branches), could be expanded
107 to other herds. These 'ATs' wouldn't be called arch testers as the 'arch' is
108 irritating, instead, herd tester (HT) could be used.</p>
109 <p>As arch testers (and herd testers) become official staff, they should be
110 handled by DevRel.</p>
111 <p>Since ATs don't want to have to handle the big 'communication overhead'
112 normally, they won't be subscribed to the gentoo-core mailing list and won't
113 be able to vote.</p>
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115 <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
116 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
117 <p>All current active arch testers should be migrated.</p>
118 </div>
119 <div class="section" id="copyright">
120 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
121 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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