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

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
> key?   
No, there are other ways of being verified, I sent in my drivers
license and birth certificate scanned in.


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