On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 11:52:17PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote: > Certainly. I find it helpful to know whether people who join debian-devel > and complain about how "we're" doing things is actually one of us, > or not. Since everyone who subscribes to Debian's goals is welcome to > join in and help out, I personally don't give much weight to people who > aren't willing to do that but who think they're opinion alone is enough > to justify any amount of effort on any number of other people's behalf. There are Debian Developers who do not maintain packages. They run buildd's, help with documentation, and perform other infrastructural tasks. IIRC, Jason Gunthorpe for a *long* time did not have his name in the "Maintainer" field of any package. Yet he's a Debian Admin and sits on the Technical Committee. I hope your grep command could manage to measure his contribution in the event he hadn't decided to bite the bullet and put his name in apt's control data. -- G. Branden Robinson | Measure with micrometer, Debian GNU/Linux | mark with chalk, firstname.lastname@example.org | cut with axe, http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | hope like hell.
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