[Samba] How to hire a samba developer?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Oct 12 18:48:35 GMT 2004

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Mark Roach wrote:

| I'm curious about how one would go about
| contacting/hiring a samba developer to fix a bug, or
| implement a feature. I've got a particular bug in mind
| (1493), but it seems like it would be a good thing to
| know in general.

This question has come up before so its probably a good one
to discuss.  If I understand you, you are really asking is:

	"What's the best way to get personalized
	 attention to the bug report I just filed?"

The core team members are stretched pretty thin on existing
bugs, new releases, continued work, day jobs, etc...
To me this would be a good chance for people in the community
to step up get involved.

I find that fixing specific bugs is a good way to become
familiar with a new code base.  New or potential developers
can stop in on the #samba-technical IRC channel (irc.freenode.net)
or email the samba-technical at samba.org ml to get some direction.
But you have to be fairly self-motivated to work on Samba (and
open community driven projects in general IMO).

Once you have a patch, attach it to the bug report and add
a comment that will catch our attention like "PROPOSED PATCH"
or something.

cheers, jerry
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