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Re: Work-needing packages report for Jul 11, 2003

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 12:22:35PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 12:16:45PM -0600, Joel Baker wrote:
> > Anyone claiming it's not inconvenient should spend half a year or so
> > doing it, then try to make the claim with a straight face.
> I did, and for longer than you.

Ditto (eight or nine months, I think). Actually, I'm kind of glad it
took me a long time, because I spent that time building up experience
and credibility with other developers to the point where a number of
people were keen to get me accepted.

I'd almost certainly have been happier to get my account earlier (and
certainly I sent a few mails at the time bemoaning the situation,
although I tried to keep them private for the most part), but in the
long run I think this way worked out better.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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