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

	I'm really enjoy your proposal, I sent my application on March, I
believe that it will speed up the introduction of new-maintaners. It's
abrilliant idea.
	If nobody complains  I'll take the orphaned xmailtool package.
	Count on me.

Aldenor Falcao Martins, M Sc
ETFAL Internet Admin
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On Thu, 22 Jul 1999, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> [ Large crosspost to start the discussion, please reply to debian-devel
>   only. Simply respect the reply-to. ]
> Hello everybody,
> you may or not be aware that getting a Debian developer is quite long. I
> want to propose a solution to facilitate the integration of new
> Debian developers.
> It's quite simple. In order to fully learn how Debian works, the best
> solution is :
> - to adopt orphaned packages and correct their bugs
> - that your work should be checked by an official developer (I'll call
>   it the sponsor).
> Of course, as long you're not a registered Debian developers you cannot
> upload your packages. The soluton is that the sponsor will upload the
> package you'll do. The official maintainer will be
> debian-qa@lists.debian.org. After all when you correct bugs on orphaned
> packages, you're doing Quality Assurance.
> This does also allow you to get new bugs in your mailbox. You just need
> to subscribe to debian-qa@lists.debian.org. You would be allowed to
> open/close/set the severity/forward the bugs since all debian-qa members
> can do it on debian-qa packages.
> If the sponsor finds that you've done a good job with the package, he
> will explain that to the new maintainer team in the hope that your
> application will be processed faster. And when you'll be
> official Debian developper, you'll be able to change the Maintainer field
> to your name.
> I'll propose myself to be a sponsor. We'll need more sponsor ... any
> volunteers ? Hopefully several people from debian-qa will accept to be
> sponsor like me ...
> All the future Debian developers interested should also reply ...
> Any input appreciated !
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Hertzog Raphaël >> 0C4CABF1 >> http://prope.insa-lyon.fr/~rhertzog/
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