Re: FTP team name
> I think that the name of "FTP team" or "ftpmasters" which we often use
> is slightly misleading to people we are not aware of each and every
> bit of how the project works.
> And there are many people who contribute to Debian more occasionnaly
> than those "core" folks who know everything about our internal
Well, does it matter for them? You get in contact with us when we reject
packages. Then you usually should already know what we are. :)
> Given that the "FTP team" job is much more than managing an FTP
> server, couldn't we imagine changing the name of the team to something
> that better fits you guys' duties?
The website http://www.debian.org/intro/organization lists us as
"FTP Archives" and then splits that into "FTP Master" and "FTP
> Something like "Archive management team" or so?
"The holy, untouchable, always-right (even if they aren't), beloved
Wizards of the Debian Archive.".
(Okok, a little too long. Drop the last dot. :) )
> Of course, to keep the word "master" somewhere, we could have
> something like "Archive Master" "title" or something?
We do need a little seperation, as we have two roles with different
> Thoughts? Flames? Knives throwing?
I don't see a big gain in renaming the role, besides the work to change
all the places where it's written down. Ok, technically we would be the
"http/rsync/ftp Archive [Master|Assistants]", but then people that get
in contact with us should usually know what we are.
Anyway, if people really feel strong about this, I couldn't care less,
as long as the new one is something clear.
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