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Re: orphaning my packages

On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 07:27:13PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 01:28:37AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > Well, I was told on IRC today that you should only advocate somebody if
> > you have reasonable confidence that he might *pass* the NM process, not
> > only be accepted.
> > [...]
> Yes, thank you for pointing this out.  The NM process is a process of
> *examination*, not of preparation.  How can someone be ready for the
> Debian "final exam" if he doesn't know any developers?

An excellent point, and one worth stating in big, bold letters on
nm.debian.org.  NM is not meant to be a training program, but a
certification process of sorts.  A "final exam" indeed.

The ad hoc sponsorship system, however, should provide a sufficient training
ground for someone with sufficient technical background and commitment.
This depends entirely on the sponsor, however.

 - mdz

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