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Call for sponsors/mentors

The new maintainer team has been working very hard to resolve a working
application procedure. At this point, although we still don't have all the
details of the identification process completely resolved, it has become
necessary to start working applicants through the process, in order to
work out the fine details and find any kinks.

In order to do this in a "semi-controlled" fashion, we are inviting all
sponsors/mentors to submit their candidates to the application process.

If you are currently sponsoring a prospective "maintainer", please contact
Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> for Application Manager assignment.

While we are looking to "bench test" the complete process, the major area
of interest is the identification process. We currently agree that any
"official" picture ID (passport, driver's license, etc), digitized and
signed with the applicants key is adequate identification if the key has
been signed by a current Debian member. It is the other circumstances that
are less certain.

If your applicant can provide such identification, they will move through
the application process more quickly, however our interest is going to be
in the applicants who can not provide these items. We want all applicants,
no matter what their ID documentation, as this will give us some idea of
just how complex this problem will be in actual practice.

So, when you contact Dwarf, include some indication of the type of ID
documents your applicant can provide. If any of this documentation is
available in digitized form, include that image as an attachment to the
contact e-mail. This will speed up the process.

Thank you for your attention to these matters. I am looking forward to
hearing from all the sponsors and mentors out there, as we are all looking
forward to a working new maintainer process.

Waiting is,

_-_-_-_-_-   Author of "The Debian Linux User's Guide"  _-_-_-_-_-_-

aka   Dale Scheetz                   Phone:   1 (850) 656-9769
      Flexible Software              11000 McCrackin Road
      e-mail:  dwarf@polaris.net     Tallahassee, FL  32308

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