Re: (calm reply) Re: New-maintainer - STOP YOUR SHIT
On 14 Jan 2001 at 15:58 (+1100), Brian May wrote:
| >>>>> "Ben" == Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| Ben> People with @debian.org email addresses represent Debian,
| Ben> even if they don't intend to be. Some one posting to
| Ben> whatever, using that email address reflects on Debian.
| Don't all Debian developers represent Debian?
yes, as do some who are _not_ debian developers (me ;), and I think
I do it quite well. I think what Ben meant is that one having the
email@example.com email address is much more easily recognized (and
believed) as a debian developer than one having the firstname.lastname@example.org
... and now for Brent's thoughts on this whole madness ...
1) email addresses/shell accounts should be allocated cautiously, in
consideration of public relation and security concerns.
2) uploads into an 'official' debian distro should be done only
by those having @debian.org email/shell access.
3) the NM process is kept much as it is (noting that I do not fully
understand the process, but I think it should be):
a) Prospect applies.
b) Prospect gets Sponsor (better if we were to call it Mentor)
c) Prospect can upload their packages (1 or 1000) to the 'pending'
section of debian.
4) a new section (for lack of better word; analogous to non-us/non-free)
which NMs can upload their packages to, we'll call it 'pending'.
This will allow the NMs contribution to be used by interested
parties by adding an apt line such as;
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian unstable pending
or perhaps even;
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable pending
Please be aware that this 'pending' section should be advertised
as _exactly_ what it is -- a set of packages whose maintainers
are not yet full debian developers. This section of debian should
5) After a NM has proven their dedication/reliability/skill in this
'pending' section, they may be granted full developer status.
I do believe a system like this will meet most issues raised by
persons on either side of this heated issue. Why not give it a shot?
Anyone got any better ideas -- that are not loaded with gunpowder?