Anyone interested in mentoring?
Minh Ha Duong
haduong at centre-cired.fr
Wed Oct 22 09:05:50 CEST 2008
Dear wanabee mentored,
>Mentoring might be the wrong term as it implies some obligation from the
>person assisting. If you were contributing code then I'm sure someone might
Project managers already trust _you_ explicitely to go forward and commit
the changes you think are good: anybody can edit wiki pages, open tickets and
float patches around. But you don't trust yourself. Good judgement comes with
experience, and you say you don't have much. So you want someone to review
your changes before you commit them.
Start with small fixes that are very obvious to you and you can explain
well. If you are unsure, just post your opinion or your changes to the
mailing lists. If you are even less confident, use your own blog (just don't
expect anybody else to see it if it is not advertised on the planet !).
Did you find a local user group in your area ? Ever since mankind discovered
fermentation (thousands of years ago), sharing beer has been the #1 way to
join a social group.
Being polite and nice is mostly optional in the open source world.The
currency is actual contributions. So you do something first, and someone will
look it over.
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