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Re: [New maintainer] Working for Debian and becoming a registered Debian developer

On Thu, Jul 22, 1999 at 01:14:05PM -0400, Carl Mummert wrote:
> So all that the program would have to do is:
>   1) get public key
>   2) verify signature of user
>   3) verify signature of debian developer
>   4) adduser foo (random password)
>   4b) encrypt password with public key of new user, so that
>       new user can decrypt it later
>   5) mail -s "You're a developer now!" new_user@bar 
>   6) mail -s "New developer added: $foo" new_maint@debian.org 
> This is not an overly challenging program to write.  The fact that it
> still is not written is testament to an underlying ideology of this
> distribution:
> You want to make it hard for new maintainers to join debian.  Moreover,
> you want them to do what YOU want them to do (WNPP), rather than
> whatever else they are interested in.  If they don't want to do what YOU
> want, then they are not allowed to play.  
One of the phases in the new maintainership is a phone call from the
new-maintainer team to verify their views on Free software and that
they agree to follow the social contract.  That's what debian is really 
all about, folks.

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