Re: long term goals of debian membership
> Just an idea....
> With all the recent whining^Wdiscussion about 'low-quality NMs',
> maybe a there is a way to winnow them down some.
> 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.
> A good training ground, and a good place to contribute. Compare
> this to the proverbial "mail room".
> [I would not have minded coming in this way myself.]
> When the QA folks are satisifed that the NM is clueful, and has
> "contributed" to the project, they are turned loose as DDs, to
> work on whatever they please....
I won't say it yet again to annoy the shit out of all of you, but look at my
points in previous points - what if said NM is stuck maintaining absolute
shit they hate, get demoralised as a result, and end up quitting - yet they
were brilliant, and Debian loses a brilliant developer. Shame, huh?