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FTP Team -- call for volunteers

Hello everyone,

The FTP Team is seeking volunteers to train to become FTP Assistants.

This is almost entirely a matter of learning how to process the NEW
queue -- learning how to process requests for removals, override changes
etc. is typically something one does *after* becoming an Assistant.
Contributing code to DAK is not a requirement for team members and
contributing code to DAK does not require team membership.

I have been tasked with supervising both trainees and the training
process, but you can expect to receive feedback from all of the team
members who work NEW.


  - must be a DD

  - can work with all existing team members

  - comfortable with browsing source packages over SSH using text tools
    (packages in NEW must not be downloaded from ftp-master.d.o to your
    local machine)

  - willing to wade through legal texts and endure any resultant

  - cope well with flames in response to your decisions

  - should be an experienced packager.  In addition to
    licensing/copyright issues, NEW review attempts to catch bugs where
    the package entering the archive would make life difficult for

  - after training, comfortable with being on the other end of the
    ftpmaster@ alias, which receives a huge volume of
    not-always-pleasant messages daily.

Some other info in these old calls for volunteers:

- https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/03/msg00003.html
- https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/08/msg00408.html

And in our docs:

- https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html
- https://salsa.debian.org/ftp-team/manpages

Write to <ftpmaster@debian.org> if interested.

For the FTP Team,

Sean Whitton

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