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Re: non-DD contributors and the debian keyringS

On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:35:36AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 05:18:45PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 05:03:17PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > * Martin Quinson (martin.quinson@tuxfamily.org) wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 09:40:02AM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > > > > keyring.debian.org has only DDs in it.  I think people were suggesting
> > > > > using the public keyservers.  keyring.debian.org isn't a part of the
> > > > > public key servers.
> > > > 
> > > > That's the part of the system I was criticizing :)
> > > 
> > > Not going to change.
> > 
> > Why ?
> Because an entry in the Debian keyring gives you voting rights, and so is
> limited to developers.

DudeS, there is already _4_ keyrings.  [If you don't belive me, have a look
at /usr/share/doc/debian-keyring/README.gz ;]

We are speaking about adding a 5th keyring to debian, for example for the
NM, or more generally for people not in the main keyring for a reason, but
which key may have a place on Debian for some reason.

Of course I was not asking to go in the main keyring without going through
the NM process, and being allowed to vote, upload packages, log on

> Maybe there's an argument for other classes of voting project member
> other than just developer (typically package maintainer) such as a
> translator or documentor. Those roles might have voting rights (ie be in
> the keyring) but not machine access or something, and a different (less
> rigorous?) NM process. I suggest you start a thread on debian-project if
> you think so.

Yes, thanks for the advice. I'm the kind of guy who forgets always that
d-d is for developers, and that all members have to be (said) developer, but
that d-d is not for the dicussion about the project as a whole... Sorry.

Thanks for your time, Mt.

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