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Re: [gnu-soc] [IMPORTANT] Next steps for participating projects and ment

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: [gnu-soc] [IMPORTANT] Next steps for participating projects and mentors
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 09:05:22 +0200
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Hi Jose,

may I suggest then that everybody reconsiders their decisions. I can't
really imagine how *all* groups only have "essential" slot requests.


Am Montag, den 20.04.2020, 08:50 +0200 schrieb Jose E. Marchesi:
> Hi Urs.
>     so far none of the groups who have asked for more than one made a
>     differenciation between essential and desired slots.
> I am actually rather skeptical on the numbers requested by the
> maintainers.
>     Therefore we have decided to go along with that trend in order
> not to
>     get burnt for playing fair. So please change the slot requests
> for
>     LilyPond from 1/2 to 2/2.
> I just did the change, as requested, since it is up to you to decide
> how
> many slots to ask for, and their kind.
> Note however that it may be counter-productive for your interests, in
> two ways.
> First, when we ask google for the global number of essential/desired
> slots, and these numbers are the same, it won't look good.  It
> basically
> conveys the feeling that we do not really understand the difference
> between essential and desired.  That will surely lead to get fewer
> slots
> than the number of essential slots we get.
> Second, ff we get fewer slots than the number requested (which is
> unusual, but can happen) then we (the admins) will decide how to
> distribute them, with no appeal.  I can tell you that a 1/2 really
> tells
> us more than a 2/2, when it comes to decide what is really essential.
> Anyway, its your call ;)

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