Re: Re-thinking Debian membership
One of the issues I have with this proposal is that there seems
to be, by design, absolutely no consideration about skill levels or
quality of developers. I'll concede that the current process might not
do a great job of assessing quality of contribution, but it tries. The
new process does not seem to have any such effort.
Given human nature, seems like it is likely for folks to vote in
their buddies, not based on merit, but on liking them (do you know how
hard it is for people to not add friends to their social network
I also acknowledge that testing for quality is a Hard
Problem. And that it is hard not to have a process with the kind of
bias that inclusion by popularity contest (which the new process would
have a proclivity to being) does. But there is an effort towwards that
in the current process that is being thrown out with the bath water.
The Arkansas legislature passed a law that states that the Arkansas
River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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