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Re: FTP Team -- call for volunteers

Thank you Sean. I believe what you do is significantly meaningful for
our FTP team and the whole project. The recruitment cycle of FTP team is
"notoriously" slow, and any effort put on it is much appreciated!

On Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 01:37:59PM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> The FTP Team is seeking volunteers to train to become FTP Assistants.
> This is almost entirely a matter of learning how to process the NEW
> queue -- learning how to process requests for removals, override changes
> etc. is typically something one does *after* becoming an Assistant.
> Contributing code to DAK is not a requirement for team members and
> contributing code to DAK does not require team membership.
> I have been tasked with supervising both trainees and the training
> process, but you can expect to receive feedback from all of the team
> members who work NEW.
> Requirements:
>   - must be a DD
>   - can work with all existing team members
>   - comfortable with browsing source packages over SSH using text tools
>     (packages in NEW must not be downloaded from ftp-master.d.o to your
>     local machine)
>   - willing to wade through legal texts and endure any resultant
>     headaches
>   - cope well with flames in response to your decisions
>   - should be an experienced packager.  In addition to
>     licensing/copyright issues, NEW review attempts to catch bugs where
>     the package entering the archive would make life difficult for
>     contributors
>   - after training, comfortable with being on the other end of the
>     ftpmaster@ alias, which receives a huge volume of
>     not-always-pleasant messages daily.
> Some other info in these old calls for volunteers:
> - https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/03/msg00003.html
> - https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/08/msg00408.html
> And in our docs:
> - https://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html
> - https://salsa.debian.org/ftp-team/manpages
> Write to <ftpmaster@debian.org> if interested.
> For the FTP Team,
> -- 
> Sean Whitton

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