Teams, newcomers and numbers

Speaker: Andreas Tille

Track: Introduction to Free Software & Debian

Type: Long talk (45 minutes)

Room: Kuthiran

Time: Sep 10 (Sun): 15:30

Duration: 0:45

Teams in Debian are somehow in flux. In many teams it is not fully clear who is currently contributing or has moved to some other tasks while newcomers might be at the doorstep but have trouble to enter. In teammetrics some numbers where gathered. While these give some hints about the structure of a team, like how many people are effectively contributing and how good the workload is shared between the team members, it also enables interesting insight into the release process in general. This talk tries to present some conclusion from the numbers I’ve drawn specifically for the teams I’m working in. I will also discuss the problem, that in the freeze time before each release the overall activity will decrease.