On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 10:46:37AM +1000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
their ability to gain recognition for their merit. It's not enough to be good at what you do, people have to know it. Ten high-quality patches for high-profile bugs in a week may get you enhanced privileges, while thirty high-quality patches for low-profile bugs in six years might not, simply because nobody notices you.
True. This makes me wonder if we should be data-mining the tracker information to look for significant contributors that no one has noticed.