Re: Phone call to become debian maintainer
Glenn -- I am not a maintainer, but the way I read it... the afterhours
phone call is made from whoever is close to you. There are several
developers in australia, so likely one of them would call you up to talk for
The reason why doing it over the phone is a good idea is that people have a
harder time lying over the phone -- in person is the most difficult time to
lie. The whole point of it isn't to ensure competancy, well, maybe it is,
but also to prevent those who would rather the free software movement do
poorly from joining the organization, where they might be able to do much
Or at least, that was my impression upon reading the web page. :)
On Wed, Oct 13, 1999 at 11:27:42PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> The web page on becoming a debian maintainer states that my identity has to
> be verified by mail, and that i will get a phone call after hours.
> What time zone is the after hours call made ?
> Is it really necessary for someone to have to pay for an expensive long
> distance phone call to verify my identity.
> Maybe im missing the point, but i would have thought that any verification
> that could be done via voice could be done via the net. Unless you need to
> identify an individuals voice or something?
> I dont mean this to sound like im winging, i want to become part of the
> team, and will do whats required, im just trying to understand the reasoning
> behind it, and to clarify the process.
> Glenn McGrath
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