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Improving keyring maintenance (was Re: question for all candidates)

If you don't want to read the rant, skip to the bottom where I volunteer
to help....

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
>In the mail to the DPL I mentioned above, James outlined three fairly
>significant technical changes that could be implemented to make the
>job easier, and could be done by anyone, without requiring any special

Why on EARTH didn't he outline these needed changes to *debian-devel*, 
or put them on the Debian wiki, or in some other way let *everyone* know 
what needed to be done?  Nobody's going to volunteer to do them if 
nobody knows *what they are*.  On the other hand, if he publicized what 
he needed, I promise he'd get volunteers writing code almost 

*This* is what's wrong with James's communication skills.  Apparently 
it's also a problem with the *DPL*, who could equally well have 
publicized the same needed changes.


Anyway, thank you for finally describing the issues
(in http://lists.debian.org/debian-vote/2006/03/msg00275.html).

If I could be pointed to the existing scripts for managing debian-keyring.gpg,
I can start work on making them componentised, simple, obviously correct and
secure, and fast.  That sort of work is what I'm especially good at.  I could
start an alioth project for "keyring-manangement-scripts" if anyone else is
interested in working on this.

Hmm, this is going off topic for -vote....  Replies to -devel please.

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@twcny.rr.com>

Make sure your vote will count.

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