John Goerzen <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, Dec 10, 1998 at 09:36:42PM -0500, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> > Joseph> I disagree, though I have answered them all the same. I think
> > Joseph> there are more important issues than who maintains what and how
> > Joseph> popular their packages are, what kinds of bugs, etc.
> > Debian, much like other Open Souce projects, is a meritocratic system.
> > You earn respect, and trust, by showing what you are capable of.
> Then please, judge people based on what they have done, and not how old they
> are, how many packages they maintain, or what sort of bugs they have.
Exactly. I don't intend to base my vote on the answer to any one
question, and I doubt if any other developers would do so. I will
vote for the candidate who, based on all information available to me,
appears most qualified. The answers to the questions I asked, and the
excellent supplementary question posed by Dirk, will form part of the
pool of available information. I hope there are many other questions
coming from others, which will further broaden that pool.
> Furthermore, many people within Debian do things that do not directly create
> new code. Some people spend a lot of time maintaining packages. Others
> work on the web site or the mailing lists. Some may help ensure that master
> and friends work well. People work on the FTP site. While these people may
> not have any startling novel code as dpkg perhaps was, still they have made
Agreed. I would like to hear about these activities from any
candidates who have done work along these lines.
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