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QA, a �popular� task? Really?

Mar 17, 2010, 17:32 (0 Talkback[s])

"Back on topic. As I said, I think the QA team should be the one deciding whether a developer is a technical liability to the project. This is crucial for the quality to be kept in check: having a "motivated" developer that makes a mess around the tree is not something we're very happy about; while we strive to motivate people to help out, doing so recklessly is not good. But nobody expects the QA team to be good at judging the interpersonal skills of developers, which is why I said that devrel should do that. On the other hand, it seems like the Developers Relations team wants to take care of that as well. It would be all fine and dandy if the members of that team were to be chosen for their technical skills but … well, that's not the case for most of them I'm sorry to say, and I don't think that they'll be saying otherwise here. The rebuttal we read about that has been that "some of you can join devrel" but the whole point is to keep separated and different the HR team from the technical QA team. They both have their different jobs to attend to."

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