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Re: another reason why requiring NMs to be sponsored is a bad idea

On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 04:41, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 02:44:12PM -0900, Britton wrote:
> > I just read in DWN that there are now 30 people waiting for sponsors.
> > So now we are, essentially, turning away volunteers.
> There's already plenty of cruft in the archive that's used by almost no 
> one.  It doesn't make sense to add to the pile.

I propose that we remove this parens from the "1. Initial contact" page
(http://www.debian.org/devel/join/nm-step1 )

    * enough experience in order to become an official Debian Developer
(the preferred way is to have a package sponsored by a Debian developer;
of course, involvement in other free software projects counts as well).

It does not at all say that you have to package something, but
psychologically it suggest to the prodigy that "Real Contributors are
Package Maintainers", which at the moment seems to me to be false.

Lars Bahner,

Nihil est sine ratione cur potius sit, quam non sit.

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