Re: [New maintainer] Working for Debian and becoming a registered Debian developer
- To: Carl Mummert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: [New maintainer] Working for Debian and becoming a registered Debian developer
- From: Brian Almeida <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 14:12:03 -0400
- Message-id: <19990722141203.A2428@debian.org>
- In-reply-to: <199907221800.OAA09934@batman.cicat.com>; from Carl Mummert on Thu, Jul 22, 1999 at 01:57:35PM -0400
- References: <19990722204305.A358@ugh.jyu.fi.invalid> <199907221800.OAA09934@batman.cicat.com>
On Thu, Jul 22, 1999 at 01:57:35PM -0400, Carl Mummert wrote:
> So put a statement in the application, and when the new maintainter
> signs his application, he is affirming that he agrees to it.
> How can the phone call test any better whether the person is sincere? Do
> you have a caller for every language that a debain developer might speak?
> A vocal lie-detector? The phone call is a social convention that had
> grown out of the early days of debian. But is it the msot effective way
> to read someone's mind?
Sometimes a vocal call reaffirms this and makes SURE they understand what
they have read.
> Isn't that why a current developer has to sign the new deveoper's
No, there are other ways of being verified, I sent in my drivers
license and birth certificate scanned in.