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

From: Diogo Peralta Cordeiro
Subject: Re: [gnu-soc] [IMPORTANT] Next steps for participating projects and mentors
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:07:53 +0100
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Sorry about my earlier snap emails. After some inside debate, we've decided to change GNU social's request to (3 required/4 desired).

Sorry about this mess and thank you for calling us to reason,
Diogo Peralta Cordeiro
GNU social

On 2020-04-20 08:25, Darshit Shah wrote:
I agree with Urs here.

I would request all the projects to reconsider their requests. Tomorrow is the last day for making slot requests. The difference between "essential" and "desired" is which projects you absolutely want to mentor this year vs. which projects you would like to but are currently unsure of or can live without.

It is highly unlikely that for everyone each project is an absolute essential.

On 4/20/20 9:05 AM, Urs Liska wrote:
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

     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
     LilyPond from 1/2 to 2/2.

I just did the change, as requested, since it is up to you to decide
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
conveys the feeling that we do not really understand the difference
between essential and desired.  That will surely lead to get fewer
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
us more than a 2/2, when it comes to decide what is really essential.

Anyway, its your call ;)

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