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Re: Changes to the New Maintainer (NM) system



On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 01:27:47PM -0200, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> 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.

We already had that since Dale reorganized it. We had a perfectly fine
test of the technical skills, and we still have.

> > 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.

Don't worry. I doubt that anything will change except that some people need
to do more work (the actual recommendation).

Marcus



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