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Re: Sponsorship in Debian (Re: Ubuntu-originated packages in Debian (Re: ubuntu keyring?))



On Fri, 20 May 2011 12:01:43 +0200
Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> wrote:

> On 11-05-20 at 10:22am, Neil Williams wrote:
> > Fly-by sponsoring is *not* helpful to Debian.
> 
> I wholeheartedly agree.
> 
> ...and non-fly-by sponsoring is what I instead call teamwork:
> 
> Personally I don't do sponsoring, but instead encourage teamwork.
> 
> And just as importantly: I insist on _calling_ it teamwork and not 
> sponsoring - even in the cases where no existing team is found suitable 
> and we end up forming a new tiny team (which some might argue is a 
> disquised sponsorship relationship).  Id addition to promoting the 
> concept of teamwork, I believe it encouaging team _spirit_ as well.

Actually, that's a really good idea.

I may decide never to sponsor again but I'm always open to some
teamwork, particularly as teamwork expresses the requirement that the
team gets along with each other and the need for a longer term
arrangement.

-- 


Neil Williams
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