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From "John D. Ament" <john.d.am...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Shepherding November 2013
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:17:47 GMT
Hi Marvin,

Can anyone volunteer? Or only IPMC?

I'd like to volunteer to help you guys out next month.

John


On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Raphael Bircher <r.bircher@gmx.ch> wrote:
> > Am 12.11.13 00:04, schrieb Marvin Humphrey:
>
> >> ====================
> >>
> >> Podlings which did not receive shepherd reviews this cycle:
> >>
> >>      Aurora
> >>      DeviceMap
> >>      Droids
> >>      Hadoop Development Tools
> >>      Knox
> >>      Open Climate Workbench
> >>      Ripple
> >>      Sentry
> >>      Storm
> >
> > So many not reviewed? Ok, I'm willing to take two text month if needed.
>
> Shepherd participation waxes and wanes.  We ostensibly had all podlings
> covered in that every one was assigned a shepherd, but four of our shepherd
> volunteers didn't come through this cycle, including three stalwarts who we
> have been able to rely on most of the time.
>
> I'm not sure how to solve this problem even if we get more volunteers and
> spread the load out, because by the time we discover that a shepherd
> didn't submit a review, it's too late for someone else to fill in.  The
> shepherd window with the current schedule is 4 days long (Thursday through
> Sunday), because we need to leave time for people to respond to the
> shepherd
> comments before the report is filed.  Doubling up shepherds would probably
> make matters worse, because each would likely let the the other assignee
> take
> care of things.
>
> Maybe if we were to recruit enough volunteers that each shepherd had only
> one
> assignment per month, there would be less fatigue and we'd get higher
> participation rates?
>
> Next month's cycle will have more podlings and we probably won't be able to
> cover all of them with the available roster of volunteers.  Your taking on
> a
> second assignment is much appreciated.  But please don't burn out!  You've
> done a great job both last month with Olingo and this month with NPanday.
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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