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

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 05:03:08PM -0600, Joel Baker wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 12:22:35PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Where did this "full speed" expectation come from?  Yes, it slows down the
> > process a bit, but in general this is not a big problem.
> It comes from the people who believe that having to go through a sponsor is
> not a problem, and that people can and should adopt half a dozen packages
> without needing to be a DD - an assertion that is rarely stated, but is the
> most obvious (to me) explanation for some of the statements made in this
> thread. Not necessarily made, however, by you.

It is not a problem; it is a minor inconvenience, and in many cases it is an
invaluable aid in learning the packaging system.

> > > 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.
> Let me clarify, then: are you claiming that it is not inconvenient, and
> that it is reasonable to expect someone to do everything a DD does,
> regularly, but through the sponsorship program?

No.  It is inconvenient, but it is also reasonable.

> If so... an interesting datapoint. If not, what *are* you saying, and/or
> why is it relevant how long you waited (since the statement I made, above,
> was intended to directly tie 'inconvenience' to the duration of that
> inconvenience).

It is relevant because I know of what I speak.

 - mdz

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