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Re: NM frustrations...

>>"Nils" == Nils Lohner <lohner@ecf.teradyne.com> writes:

 Nils> On Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:46:07 +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
 >> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001 09:02:47 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
>>On Sat, Feb 17, 2001 at 09:30:38PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>>> On Mon, 12 Feb 2001 23:30:38 +0100, Mariusz Przygodzki wrote:
>>> > Please remember also that any your 
>>> >query about it on debian-devel may only increase your awaiting
>>> >time for DAM approval.
>>> Please explain this. It leaves too much place for interpretation.
>>It means that the DAM is anything but objective, and will arbitrarily
>>delay your approval if annoyed.
 >> Too bad. This does badly damage the project's reputation.

	Firstly, I think the flippant remarks about the sensitivity of
 DAM's and such unprofessional conduct as delaying processing based on
 queries on -devel are grossly exaggerated, and a are likely to be a
 result of frustration at the non-internet-time that volunteers
 respond on. 

 Nils> As far as Debian's reputation goes, I'd like to see some more detailed 
 Nils> information on the 'badly damaged' reputation.  Among whom?  The 'want 
 Nils> to be new maintainer' crowd?  I don't see this as affecting more than 
 Nils> that.

	Count me as one who feels that this behavior is
 unprofessional, and tarnishes Debian's reputation. If this accusation
 is true, and I hope it is not, then the NM process does sink lower in
 my eyes, and I would have to seriously reconsider advocating people
 to contribute to Debian by joining in. 

	Indeed, I am not convinced which is worse, a highly objective,
 unprofessional induction process, or an effort by the Debian
 officials to downplay the problem and brush it under the carpet.

	I posit that arbitrary and insurmountable obstacles in the
 process of getting new developers inducted into the project is
 contrary to producing the Best possible linux distribution, since the
 quality of the workers is now predicated not on merit, but on the
 alleged whims of the NM process. 

	I had hoped that the refutation from the press secretary would
 have been to allay the FUD, and disabuse the people of these
 unfounded rumours, rather than say hey, you guys who want to help
 with Debian, your opinion does not really matter.

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