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

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@iki.fi> writes:

> 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
> email address.

Automata could trust other debian maintainer to only sign real persons 
keys, thus applications with keys by a debian maintainer could be
processed quicker. One could write a small script that asks the
relevant questions, extracts the key from a keyring and requires an
debian maintainer to sign with his private key. With that every debian 
maintainer could write an automatik application to be processed
automatically on the debian server.

If someone can't find any debian maintainer near him to make such an
aplication, the old method could still be used.

> > 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'm willing to wait, so how does that make me a better maintainer?
I would still like to know what I wait for, the end of the world,
because my application was lost, or becomming a maintainer? Even an
automatic reply would be fine.

> I waited five months, although that was unusually long a time.

I'm trying to become a maintainer for roughly a year now, but when I
finaly came around to applying I was told that during freeze nobody
gets acepted, so I waited until release and then some time before
entering my application. So most of the year doesn't count as waiting, 
because its my own fault, but becomming a maintainer should not take
more than 2 weeks, as the relevant documentation states, at least
within that time one should here something.

May the Source be with you.

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