Re: New-maintainer - STOP THAT SHIT
As I mentioned before, I have passed all tasks and skills to become a NM, I'm
just waiting DAM approval.
At the moment, I live 2000 km from home, I don't have a Debian system at hand,
and at work, I'm only allowed to use Suse, other distribution is prohibited.
I'm /home-less and I'm not rich enough to buy a computer now. If DAM would
accept me as NM I could work remotely on Debian machines and improve the
packages I have already build.
I also think that when someone actively participate in a volunteer project, he
(she) has the right to take part in the decisions made (votes, ie) and guide
the future of this project.
On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 11:10:32AM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> People, stay calm! For a lot of work, no "official Debian
> Maintainership" is required:
> . Fixing bugs
> . Working on boot floppies
> . Revising bug reports
> . Quality assurance
> . Testing
> . Helpping the web team
> . uploading packages (through a sponsor)
> Only for very few tasks you will require to be an official Debian
> If you were really interested in helping the project, you would
> perform some of the tasks listed above instead of whining and
> complaining and eating up the time that senior developers need to read
> all of this flame shit which keep them from their regular Debian work
> (like development, key tasks, bugfixing etc. pp.)
> No, I don't read these threads, I'm sick of it. If you are not
> patient and only want to gain that uberkewl @debian.org address, go
> away and get al life!
> Once important tasks are done and no other problems with new
> applicants occur they will be accepted and receive their account.
> Please be advised that there are only very few people performing key
> tasks (most maintainers only want to maintain their single
> package(s)), which takes time.
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