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Re: long term goals of debian membership

On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 05:48:54PM -0600, Clay Crouch wrote:
> You want them to contribute more than just a few packages? OK, here
> is a possible fix: Bring them in via QA. They maintain orphaned
> packages for QA, and fix bugs for QA, and do NMUs for QA. All
> supervised/mentored by the (increased?) QA staff.

Rather than making QA the only entry point, maybe a new maintainer
should specify (during their application) someone with whom they
have worked and proven something.. eg some of the QA people,
or some people to whom they've submitted patches, documentation, etc.

I heard from a new maintainer last weekend (if I got this right)
that prospective maintainers don't have to nominate a package
they're working on.. when I joined in mid-97, you had to at
least nominate a package you were working on. Is this correct?

Although people don't need an @debian.org address to help
with Debian (and the coolness factor has warn off on me),
only registered maintainers get any real recognition for
help with the distribution eg on the Debian web site. 
Can we do anything about that?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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