Posted Sep 24, 2011 9:42 UTC (Sat) by GentooUser (guest, #80434)
Parent article: The state of Gentoo
A lot of users are willing to contribute to Gentoo, but are held back by some developers that only seem to worry about maintaining their position the most.
On bugzilla you can easily find valuable additions that have not been attended to for months and years, sometimes with even no comments from the devs. There've been people being rejected from a proxy maintenance, even though the rejecting dev does nothing to improve the software. On other occasions the dev's responses are clearly hostile.