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Re: fresh blood gets congested: long way to become DD

Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:

Indeed to do THE WORK it is not necessary to be a DD. It is just that
for upload of packages into debian non-DD needs to interact with a
sponsor. Also administrativa like voting can't be done by non-DD.
Besides that I don't see any difficulties as to do packaging and
to interact_with/influence the debian community
This is free software. Personally, my kicks come from knowing people use what I've done. The long delays involved with sponsored uploads, and even more when new packages are involved, are hurting the fun, and ultimately, the incentive to contribute.

Don't get me wrong. I am not in the least bit resentful to my sponsor when things get slow. I realize full well he is also busy, and has other things to do. Isn't that just the point, though? I wish to become a DD, not because I don't think I can get my packages into Debian otherwise, but because I want to help the project. It seems that the lack of time everybody has is a self aggravating problem. No time -> Longer time to approve new DDs -> People have no time.


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting ltd.

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