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Re: Metaproblem, part 3

From: João Távora
Subject: Re: Metaproblem, part 3
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:32:23 +0000
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address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:

> Cheesy as it sounds, perhaps, what is needed is "mentors". So, someone
> wants to fix something or change something about Emacs, they get a short
> term mentor to help them through the process (both at a code level, and
> at a rules of community level). So, the first piece of advice in
> contribute wouldn't be "do this, do that", it would be "think of a
> problem, ask for a mentor".

+1 to this. In every software project I've worked on, some form of
mentorship has proven essential in every first-time
contribution. Including projects that I started, and including Emacs
(thanks Stefan!).



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