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Re: BHS: Bug help system

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 03:51:22PM +0100, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> H. S. Teoh wrote:
>>>- New Maintainers want to be part of the Debian community, yet they
>>> usually start by searching the Internet for yet more trivial packages to
>>> include in Debian. These are packaged well and kept bug free, but this
>>> is a relatively simple task. Debian is full of buggy packages - New
>>> maintainers should prove that they are good enough by helping fix these.
>> Good idea. Some people have voiced their concern over NM's that only care
>> for their own little package. It's time to change the still-widespread
>> perception that becoming DD = becoming package maintainer. I think we need
>> some NM's who are just interested to fix bugs in existing packages, rather
>> than introduce new packages.

Currently you need a package in the Debian archive, to be accepteted
as new member.

Of course, there are plenty of packages up for adoption.

> I have asked for a
> NMU in August [1] on debian-python, but I got no relply at all.

Perhaps it would have worked better if you had tried to do the NMU[1]
yourself, it is possible to NMU via a sponsor, too.
                 cu andreas
[1] Of course folowing the proper procedures as stated in developers'

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