1 Aug 2000 dancer   » (Journeyer)


Off the discussion that cycles around periodically, I'm going to publish the scheme I use for certifying people:

  • Knowing who you are, or being otherwise assured of your identity, or having had personal contact: Important.
  • Programming skill: irrelevant.
  • Contribution to open source: Important.
  • Not embarassing me for having certified you: Important.
So..I don't care if you can't code..if you write documentation, bug-reports, do testing or whatever for open source projects, you're okay in my book. Or at least, you've passed step one. Step two is trickier:

Step 2 involves not spouting vile rants and noise that are going to make me wish I didn't have my name on your page certifying you. Heck, you can hold differing opinions, or argue with me, and I'm cool with that. What a funny old world it would be if we were all the same. But if you bite or flame people, I'm going to seriously reconsider my certification of you. If I suspect you might, I'll either be conservative in my certification, or simply not certify you. A few people here fall into that category....people who are acceptable for diary entries, but I wouldn't trust on the Advogato front-page. Not with my name attached to them, anyways.

And it's all about trust, isn't it? :)

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