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Re: soundtracker not updated ?

Le Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 12:32:14AM +0200, Robert van der Meulen écrivait:
> Nope, there's a difference. An official debian developer is 'bound' to the
> project. He/she has agreed to some guidelines, contracts, rules. A sponsoree

Thos rules don't forbid to disappear and even if such guidelines exists,
they are not always followed. Be sure that all my sponsoree are well aware
of what being a Debian developer is, that hasn't prevented them from
disappearing :-(

> doesn't do this at all. A sponsoree cannot be officially denied, rejected
> from the project, larted, or even _spoken to_ for his/her deeds concerning
> the debian project. Not for good, not for bad.

Neither can an official developer, at least even if we can, we have never
done it. And since a sponsoree is not part of Debian it can be easily
replaced if needed.

> A developer has gone trough the NM phase, has been tested and proven, and
> went trough the trouble to become one. A sponsoree can be anyone.

A sponsoree is someone who discussed the same things with his sponsor. But
it's not easy to guess if the sponsoree believes hard in what he said to
its sponsor. :/ But there's the same problem in the NM process.

> If someone wants to contribute in the form of maintaining a package; let
> him/her join the project. Sponsorship can _at most_ be a temporary solution

I launched the sponsorship program when it wasn't possible to join the
project. And since then several persons congratulated me for this idea.
I don't think it has ever done any harm to Debian.

> for people who are in the NM queue; as a permanent solution it is simply an
> officialised hack.

Which is useful since sponsoree can see what being a Debian maintainer
means before deciding to go any further. And because it let him learn with
a more trained/knowledged developer.

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