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:
> I don't understand why an application, if sent in proper format, could not
> be automatically processed
Because automata cannot check that there is a real person behind that
> You want to make it hard for new maintainers to join debian.
Maybe we don't want people like you who have no patience?
I waited five months, although that was unusually long a time.
> Moreover, you want them to do what YOU want them to do (WNPP)
> 'Application' is a very strange word for something that is essence of the
> open-source movement:
Debian is not something whose membership can be taken. It is granted.
Most of the time the applications are approved. I am yet to see *any*
organisation that did not keep any control over who gets to be a member:
one that didn't would be trivial to take over by anyone with the will
and a little support from others outside the organisation. Say, by MS.
%%% Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho % firstname.lastname@example.org % http://www.iki.fi/gaia/ %%%
"... memory leaks are quite acceptable in many applications ..."
(Bjarne Stroustrup, The Design and Evolution of C++, page 220)