Rust “ice breaker” for getting involved - can we do something similar?

aliak something at
Wed Oct 23 07:10:36 UTC 2019

On Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 06:11:34 UTC, rikki cattermole 
> On 23/10/2019 7:06 PM, Aliak wrote:
>> I’ve noticed a number of times people have asked how to help 
>> out small. Rust has started this program [0] where issues that 
>> come up have small commitment times. And if you add yourself 
>> to a GitHub group you will be notified of all such issues.
>> Is something similar doable with the bugzilla setup? If an 
>> issue is opened and it’s
>> A) relatively easy
>> B) small buy can be mentored
>> C) ?
>> Then push out an email to everyone on some list?
>> [0] 

I figured someone would suggest: "just go search yourself" :) - I 
should've addressed it in the original post...

Yes, rust has labels as well. A) different participation model 
(pull vs push). B) you don't know when there's new stuff. C) A 
ping every now and then on a list you voluntarily want to be on 
is a good thing as it may ping you at the "right time". D) setup 
is minimal and produces another avenue for people to get involved 
and be reminded that they want to be involved.

And ok so the next response is probably going to be something 
along: "if you're too lazy to go check yourself then there's no 
point" ... or something. That's a response from someone who just 
doesn't understand that people work differently. What works for 
you does not work for another. And having different styles or 
avenues for getting involved increases reach - which is what you 
want in an open source project (I assume).

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