On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath@redhat.com> wrote:
On Mon, 30 Aug 2010, Matt Micene wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: infrastructure-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org
> > [mailto:infrastructure-bounces@lists.fedoraproject.org] On Behalf Of
> > Mike McGrath
> > Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 10:34 AM
> > To: Fedora Infrastructure
> > Subject: RE: Change with FAS sysadmin-* accounts
> >
> > We link to the
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_be_a_successful_contributor
> > document
> > on the getting started page that mentions some techniques you can use.
> > I
> > still have a lot of people come in looking for "access to things"
> > instead
> > of work to do which is kind of backwards.  But the docs we have in
> > place
> > are relatively new so we'll see how it goes.
> >
> >     -Mike
> Good points.  I've done my intro, looked at work that needs to be done,
> and volunteered services.  So, since I am ungrouped and unsponsored, is
> my next step still soliciting for an invite on the list / IRC?

You're still not looking at it the right way.  The way you've worded it it
sounds like you're end goal is to be in a sysadmin-* group.  You're end
goal should be finding some work to do then finding someone willing to
sponsor you to do that work.

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I dont want it to seem like im a troll, cause i know the Infrastructure is busy as heck you have lot of things to worry about. Just make it more clear for the new contributor that comes along. Yes i know myself i came in thinking i can do it all. then i figured out its best to work slowly then build up. Thats why since you will make it inivite only, for sure there need to be a mentor along with this new contributor to work closely with him. For example doing some small tasks like documentation, wiki, content, for the Infrastructure team that is some menial basic things. As they say you have to learn how to follow before you can lead.