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Re: Changes to the New Maintainer (NM) system



On Tue, 06 Feb 2001, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 12:22:49PM -0200, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> > And you can just ignore anyone asking
> > you to recommend them, you know. So, it's not like the change will push more
> > work down your throat if you don't want it to.
> 
> That's not exactly true. If nobody else does, and the person is going to
> pick up work that I used to do, I will have to recommend them or the work
> will not be done. So, although I could ignore this entirely (I could also

Well, that should not take too much time, I hope. I am one who will probably
have more workload because of that (as there are very few .br developers and
I am one of them, so people in .br will tend to ask us for recommendation).

> This is just one more step to close up Debian. You not only need the
> motivation to enter, but also the qualification. Now, you also need the
> blessing of someone else. It's easy to stipulate that it will not be a

Well, I'd rather we just implemented a reasonable entrance barrier (require
the NM to be clueful and skilled enough to actually read and follow written
instructions; create a gpg key; clear-sign and fill an email form with it;
and send that to the proper address) instead of requiring a registered
developer recommendation.

> What makes me sad is that none of these additional infrastructures are going
> to fix any real problems. They just add work that doesn't do anything. It's
> like a formalization of all the noise on our mailing list.

But I do disagree that it won't serve for anything. It should decrease the
amount of not-skilled-enough NMs, alright.  It may, however, decrease it way
too much.

-- 
  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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