Re: Excessive time for 'new-maintainer' processing
On 1 Nov 1998, Jim Pick wrote:
jim>When I signed up (in 1996), there were no identity checks whatsoever.
jim>My approval got screwed up even back then - I got added, but it took
jim>several months before I discovered that fact because nobody sent me a
jim>confirmation or password and I was left off debian-private. So I know
jim>how you feel. I guess some things never change. :-)
When I signed up in summer of 1997 I had to send a scanned
passport with my PGP key on the image. It was a little slow, a few weeks,
but everything was in order, got my password and uploaded. There was no
"background" check. I just stated that I wanted to upload a GPL'd thing
that I had written.
The scale of the project is changing at an incredible rate. The
chances of letting a lunatic in start to become significant as the number
of developers pushes 1000.
I reiterate an offer to conduct phone interviews in the U.S.
John Lapeyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>