GSoC 2020 Community Bonding Outline

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu May 7 07:47:02 UTC 2020

On Tue, 2020-05-05 at 13:30 +0300, hezekiah maina via samba-technical
> Hello everyone, my name is Hezekiah. I have been selected to work
> with
> Samba during this year's GSoC. I'm excited to work with everyone in
> the
> community during the entire GSoC period and become an active
> committer
> after it's over. During the community bonding phase I'm hoping to
> engage
> with the community members, getting to know the history of Samba, how
> different people contribute, which projects the organisation works on
> and
> possibly contribute few patches before the coding phase begins. Any
> resources from the community aimed at onboarding new members would be
> greatly appreciated. Looking forward to working with you all.


I'm sorry for now responding earlier.  I do trust you will feel very
welcome in the Samba community, but in particular do feel free to ask
me anything at all, as Jeremy has said, we are incredibly fortunate to
have team members still with us from the earliest days of Samba.  I
myself started in 2001 - so quite late by some standards, but have seen
most of and with good friends built much of the Samba AD DC.

This means we really can answer most things (perhaps after a quick dive
into the git history).

In terms of onboarding, please ensure you have an account on
and let me know the username so I can add you to a shared repo we use
for testing there.

(I'm sorry, the page talks about this as if it were 'just' a CI
platform, but actually we do the full code submission cycle there). 


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT 

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