Re: [New maintainer] Working for Debian and becoming a registered Debian developer
On Thu, Jul 22, 1999 at 01:57:35PM -0400, Carl Mummert wrote:
> So put a statement in the application, and when the new maintainter
> signs his application, he is affirming that he agrees to it.
> How can the phone call test any better whether the person is sincere? Do
> you have a caller for every language that a debain developer might speak?
> A vocal lie-detector? The phone call is a social convention that had
> grown out of the early days of debian. But is it the msot effective way
> to read someone's mind?
Sometimes a vocal call reaffirms this and makes SURE they understand what
they have read.
> Isn't that why a current developer has to sign the new deveoper's
No, there are other ways of being verified, I sent in my drivers
license and birth certificate scanned in.