Re: Sponsorship in Debian (Re: Ubuntu-originated packages in Debian (Re: ubuntu keyring?))
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On 20.05.2011 17:42, Joey Hess wrote:
> You appear to be a perfectly fine candidate to be a DM; you have
> actively maintained packages in the archive; you are actively
> involved with and sending improvements upstream; your package
> is well put together.
But I miss an advocate so far, and I won't fine one, being confident in
my skills if I'm passed from one DD to another for every upload.
> ... as long as they had the required DD signature of
> their gpg key. (I can't find your key on the keyservers to check it.)
I do have several . No clue why you couldn't find it on the keyserver
of your choice.
> Could it be that the DM process has accreted enough baggage that it is
> putting off contributors like yourself? I see in the wiki page
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer some quite strongly worded
> discouraging language, although it's not very clear if that is
> wikicruft or normative requirements. This would not be too surprising;
> presumably the same forces act on the DM process that act on the NM
I'm not in the position to judge this, but the DM application /seems/ to
be understand as proof the applicant "knows advanced packaging(tm)".
In fact I met a DD who would have eventually advocated me for DD, but
not for DM as he trusted in my social and philosophical compatibility to
Debian, but not my packaging skills, as he didn't mentor me before
(which is a truly valid deliberation).
> Although the comment in xndb debian/rules about DH_OPTIONS
> needing to be exported seems wrong AFAICS.
If you don't know, who else should. :)
That's exactly the reason why I left it there from some templates I used
to use, as I couldn't proof side effects of it.
with kind regards,
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