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Re: NM non-process

* Nathanael Nerode (neroden@twcny.rr.com) [030721 16:20]:
> FYI, I'm one of the people who hasn't applied to become a maintainer 
> because of the New Maintainer "process".  I intended to do more QA work, 
> but a lot of it is difficult or pointless if one isn't a DD (what fun it 
> is to submit trivial one-line packaging patches which will be ignored, 
> with no recourse to NMUs; and trying to clean up the disorganized web 
> pages isn't a reasonable task without access), and for some of the rest 
> one tends to get ignored if one isn't a DD.  ("He's not a DD -- he can't 
> ask for a package to be removed.")  So I considered becoming a DD.  But 
> I looked at the current state of the NM process, and decided it wasn't 
> worth it to go through the process in order to wait for months without 
> response, especially since the system seems set up to encourage only 
> package maintainers to apply.

Totally true. That's e.g. the reason why announcing the removal of old
RFPs didn't appear in debian-devel-announce where it would have
belonged - the submission was rejected by the moderators for the
formal reason I'm not a DD.

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