Fun fact: The real Oktoberfest in München always starts mid of September
and ends on the first weekend of October. This year it will end on
October 3rd. Hurry up! :)
Hmm.. Maybe the next core sprint can coincide with the real oktoberfest? ;)
This may sound grumpy to some, but I'm against gamification of open source
and also against giving GitHub a special role.
I'm also against gamification, which I have expressed personally to another core dev.
I do believe that the ability to contribute to open source is a privilege.
Any open source activity is somehow credited to or associated with some
commercial entity. What has changed in the last 7-10 years?
I don't know, I haven't been involved with open source for that long.
I have a rather selfish motivation. I'd really like to see some of these open issues in the DevGuide closed:
Seems like there are other core devs who knows how it works, but have not find time/motivation to write up the docs.
If during the month of October there plenty of eager contributors looking for issues to work on, why not direct them to one of our issues?
I think it benefits all of us.
We are not the one giving out t-shirts anyway. It does mean we will receive more than usual incoming PRs.
I think this will happen anyway whether I create the hacktoberfest label or not.
I'm planning to apply the labes to the devguide issues that have the 'help wanted' labels already (see above link)