Recruiting Developers!

David Marshall dmarshal at
Tue Jan 25 17:06:00 UTC 2011

On Jan 23, 2011, at 1:30 AM, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> 	However, we need more people to show up! How do we get new developers?
> What are some bright ideas for encouraging new people to help out on the
> Bugzilla Project?

I'll spare you all my opinions about the psychology of people who contribute to open source, but I believe there's only so many of them.  The most effective way to get new Bugzilla developers is to cannibalize them from similar projects.

The person or team that undertakes to attract new developers should focus less on convincing Bugzilla users that they might find satisfaction from contributing and more on convincing open-source programmers to abandon their loser project in favor of Bugzilla.

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