leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au leif.eriksen at hpa.com.au
Thu Jan 22 17:42:33 CST 2004

I also like the idea, but perhaps we need to use a peer vote rather than 
judge it.

Here's an example, and I am NOT casting aspertions on Stas at all, I 
know he is an upstanding man.

Say that Stas enters the hacking competition, and fixes a zillion 
mod_perl related bugs, and writes test cases for all of them for 
regression purposes. He has met the requirements of contribution and 
improvement, but his special knowledge gives him an unfair advantage, as 
it would anyone who use's/extends a particular module all the time.

So a peer vote would possibly reconcile various advantages/disadvantages 
- those recognised by there peers as having 'achieved and contributed' 
the most.


Scott Penrose wrote:

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> It is going to be tricky to encourage and even harder to judge, but I 
> absolutely love the idea of this - real contribution and encouragement 
> back in the community and a prize :-)
> BTW. We are thinking moving the conference to early December to cope 
> with U.S. Thanks Giving and therefore increase our chances of getting 
> along Dan and Larry :-) - do you think you will be available / back in 
> Aus then (are you already).
> Scott
> On 22/01/2004, at 3:17 PM, Stas Bekman wrote:
>> Another similar idea is to write tests suites and expand existing 
>> ones for CPAN modules (probably popular ones). All participants win 
>> here as they get to learn how to write tests and may be even learn 
>> some new modules.
>> The best outcome from bug closing/test writing challenge is not the 
>> immediate benefit, but a possibility that some people will continue 
>> contibuting tests and bug fixes, long after the challenge is over.
>> __________________________________________________________________
>> Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker
>> http://stason.org/     mod_perl Guide ---> http://perl.apache.org
>> mailto:stas at stason.org http://use.perl.org http://apacheweek.com
>> http://modperlbook.org http://apache.org   http://ticketmaster.com
> - -- Scott Penrose
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