On Wednesday 22 October 2008, Joerg Jaspert wrote: [...] > > The second way is the technical one: > > Debian Maintainer > ----------------- > A DM has the same strong relation with Debian a DC has, but additionally > wants to maintain a limited set of packages without the help of a sponsor. > > A DM has to pass the same checks a DC has and very few questions from the > T&S part[DCDMQ]. > > A (very) small T&S basically, the most important T&S questions for them. > > They are allowed to upload their own (source) package. The allowed list > of (source) packages to upload can be edited by any member of the NM > committee[NMC], who will do a package check before they add new packages > to the DM's list. I believe everything is ok up to this point: why does the "NMC" need to review the packages? I mean: has there been any problem with the current way DMs are allowed to upload? can't <the project> trust in DDs as to what packages can DMs upload? By adding this extra step it makes the process more complex and turns something useful into something more like a process with lots of paper-work: It would require to: 1. first: find a sponsor to upload a package, 2. then become trusted, 3. get advocated, 4. ID check (btw, will it still require keys to be signed by DDs? or are DCs or D<whatever> more than enough?), 5. T&S check, 6. SOC agreement, 7. NMC approval, 8. keyring-maints stuff, 9. NMC approval of packages. IMHO this is going in the wrong direction. > In contrast to current DM this is based on source packages and allows > uploads of new binary components, which have to pass NEW, too. That's great, but what is it going to happen to cases like #502943? [...] > > > Changes to existing Debian Maintainers and NMs > ---------------------------------------------- > No changes will be done to existing Debian Maintainers, and the > 6 months waiting time will not be applied to NMs who have already > applied to become DD, unless they ask to be handled using the new way. And would the annual ping still required? Kind regards, -- Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer www.debian.org - get.debian.net
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