Quoting John Morris (email@example.com): > On the technical side, I'm well-qualified to work on partman. > Unfortunately there are other aspects that would make it hard for me to > jump in. For one, I'm already a Fedora developer with way too many > packages, ha! Also, I'm not a Debian developer. Fedora's process to > become a developer requires a LOT of busy work, most of which I managed > to circumvent by demonstrating experience. Debian's process is probably > similar. I've written and currently support .debs (for the LinuxCNC > community), including a few very challenging ones, but I've only been > involved with Debian over the last year, and couldn't demonstrate enough > contributions to the community to qualify for shortcuts. :) Also, I > see a *lot* of bugs against e.g. partman-lvm in the BTS. Agreeing to > fix all those would be quite a commitment on top of the developer > hurdle-jumping process. Indeed, there is no strict need to be an official Debian developer in order to contribute to D-I packages. We have several DDs in what remains of the D-I team in order to do the build/check/upload step of the work (ahem...."check" as much as possible, which sometimes sums up to "well, let's be confident in that change because I have confidence in that guy"). And commit access to the D-I git repo doesn't require to be an official DD, just having an account on Alioth.
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