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Re: Homapages in list of maintainers

*Taketoshi Sano wrote:
> Hi, I'm one of the members in Debian JP, 
> and a self candidate to a maintainer in Debian.
> # I have sent application mail to new-maintainer@debian.org at May 05 1999.
> # I have much curiosity at the processing time to join the Debian project.
> # (I waited to join XFree86 as a non-voting member just 11days, 2 years ago)
> I have heard that some self-candidates from Debian JP felt
> that the Debian Project rejects them as a maintainer, 
> because:
> one of them had not receive no answers for long time,
>    more than a month is too long enough for ordinary people.
> one of them did not have no English-written certificate,
	These complaints are very common on debian-devel, and
debian-mentors.   Many people from many countries, including the
U.S. and in Europe feel that their application is taking too long to 
process. Some feel, I think, that they are given special bad treatment. I
think the answer is always that the people processing the applications are
overworked volunteers, usually doing several jobs for Debian.  I have seen
more that once, people sending email, and thinking perhaps they would never
be accepted and now they are accepted and active developers.
	I think it would be great for Debian JP and Debian to find someone
in Japan who can do interviews in Japan and report to the new-maintainer
people in Debian proper (in Europe or U.S.)  That is to say, it would
be good to have a new-maintainer person located in Japan.
This could speed up the process and improve communications.
	By the way,  I want to see ruby packaged !   I hear that
it is already packaged for Debian JP.  I ran the fibonacci test in the
source and it really beat perl badly.  I even improved the perl version
and ruby still won.  

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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