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Re: ftpmaster accepts packages that have been rejected a few days ago

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Hi Russel,
On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 12:09:43PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> I think that we have more of a problem of people being afraid to contribute 
> because of the fear of undue criticism or rejection than we have of unworthy 
> people joining.
> The number of people who have been rejected is small.  The number of people 
> who are good coders who could contribute to Debian if they chose is much 
> larger.

This is a matter of opinion: is my opinion that motivation is more important
than skills: enthusiasts, and motivated people are ready to learn and willed
to bring the best, hence to be good coders. People who already are good coders
might not be so interested and might not want to bring the same quality.

Anyway, we must (because we can), let good coders in, and reject not motivated
people. I propose to move AM/DAM[1] reports to a public list with a private
archive. Anyone must be able to know what's going on in the _entire_ NM
process by subscribing the list. At the same time it's reasonable to nicely
handle rejection by not letting reports be publically browsable: any one
willing to have old information for the archive must ask a Debian member [2].

[1] This means that all mails sent by DAM, must be also sent to the list.
[2] I know that people myght archive this list anyway, but we must trust our
users as they trust us. Disclaimers may be added to the end of the each
Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis              | Elegant or ugly code as well
aliases: Luca ^De [A-Z][A-Za-z\-]*[iy]'\?s$ | as fine or rude sentences have
Luca, a wannabe ``Good guy''.               | something in common: they
local LANG="it_IT@euro"                     | don't depend on the language.

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