Giving the advogato model a shot
Okay, I went through and certified everyone who I know
that's already signed on ... that I believe would recognize
me back. I'm not sure if it's pleasing or disturbing what
high ranks many of these have. Guess I'd better get used to
It seems to me that the statistics will be badly skewed by
- the site is young yet, only people who have heard of it
- there are a lot of people I know via either Linux or
USENIX conferences, but by face more than name. As I don't
really have my email aliases file memorized either (isn't
that what computers are for?) and even if I did there's
nothing that insists people must use the same username
here... I am crippled in my ability to recognize people
and I suspect many others are as well.
I think that the projects should have another relation type,
power user which indicates that one is
knowledgeable enough to help other people with using...
whatever that project provides. Projects with lots of power
users can contribute to one's level of Mastery if you're a
sufficient contributor/developer type on it. Just a
Oh yeah, also in the 'disconcerting' category, if the
project is a Documentation related project, Documentor =
Contributor = Developer? Fod the Gazette Jim said the
second and I said the last, since he writes the stuff and I
make perl beat up on the resulting mbox. But it's still
likely to confuse.
Much more interesting
Two days ago I applied both the USB backport and Alan Cox'
15pre17 patch to pristine sources from kernel.org. They
didn't seem to interfere with each other in the slightest.
Now I get to decide what model of USB toy to buy myself to
I haven't caused it great destruction and 'aiee' noises like
the other two kernels I cut this week, so there you go; a
statistic of one, but what the heck.
For the exceptionally curious, the Debian 2.2.14 source kit
did not accept Alan's patch. 4 rejects.