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Re: Fwd: Rejecting NM applicant Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>

On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 10:41:04AM -0400, mark@dulug.duke.edu wrote:
> > Dang. Maybe we should streamline our process.

> Double dang. If we can't find a way to get Norm in (who BTW offered to 
> maintain all the DocBook packages), then something about the 
> application process needs to be fixed. 

> He's clearly qualified, and we should be honored that an individual of his 
> stature would like to become a DD. FWIW, we could also use his help. 
> Shame on us.

While Mr. Walsh's credentials as a developer speak for themselves, I
think you're a bit hasty in jumping to the conclusion that the NM
process is broken.  The NM process is designed to test a very *specific*
set of technical abilities, related to package management; it's not
obvious to me that Norm's experience as a software developer and DTD
author immediately qualify him in the area of Debian packaging.  Nor is
it obvious to me that a lead upstream developer is the best candidate
for maintaining the Debian packages -- sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Certainly, I would think that if he has the time to dedicate to Debian
packaging, he would find sponsors (or current maintainers of the
packages) willing to work with him, with or without the NM process?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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> > I am rejecting the Debian New Maintainer Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> on
> > his own request. Norman, unfortunatly, does not have enough time to spend
> > for the NM process, but he can of course reapply any time in the future.
> > 
> > Regards
> > Fabio
> > 
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