Hi, you may know me from such irc channels as #debian and #debian-devel as Myth. If you have a short temper, don't read this. If you are more advocate about freedom at any cost than RMS, don't read this. If you just ggot done reading the RBL/DUL/ORBS thread, please, don't take your anger out on me. This is just my opinions on what I've seen in the debian project in the last 2+ years that I've been using it. People seem to be too caught up in other people's "freedom" to help us create the best distro with the least problems. Example: /usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc transition voted to be held because potato was supposed to freeze back in november. Freeze got delayed, and 4+ months later, no one has taken this transition seriously. I am to assume that all debian developers are mature individuals who understand the concept of deadlines, yet giving this much slack only causes the releases to be later and later. New-maintainer has been closed waaay too long. I first applied back in May of last year, only to find that they were not acepting new apps. Then in september I find that my app was lost anyway. I have been told "get a sponsor" and "do other things"; but after 6+ months of getting a sponsor and doing other things, it is still frustrating that I (and many others like me) can't officially be part of the debian crew. Yes, I know it is a lot of work to process the applications, but those of us who weren't/aren't maintainers had no information about why it was close, when it would open, or if firstname.lastname@example.org was just sent to /dev/null. Now that a new process has been initiated, this problem will never hopefully occur again. These may sound like the disgruntled ramblings of a frustrated wannabe developer, but I hope you can see where I am coming from. Now, before you flame me, or tell me things I have read 100 times on this list in the last year and a half I've been reading it, please for all of our sakes, take a deep breath, step back, think about the situation, and inform us all of where I am mistaken in a mature manner. Thank you, This ends your normal broadcast day.
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