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Re: Third call for votes for the debian project leader election 2006

On 2006/04/05, at 19:27, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
(besides for the very condescending "can be done by everyone", as if
maintaining a package required such very specific skills that "not
everyone can acquire"...)

ok, it think it's fair to say that this definately is _not_ meant to be
condescending. Especially as a bit further down that same page it says

Of course it is not condescending :) But it still puts a very clear distinction between: 1) maintainers who potentially can become developers (and as such _members_ of the Debian Project) 2) everyone else, who does not _need_ to become a developer to participate (and as such will never become _members_ of the Debian Project)

If the document was rewritten with "New Members' corner", with very explicit mentions of which contribution can lead to becoming a _member_ (and not a _developer_), then there would not be such an implicit discrimination between "maintainers" and "everyone else".

Then you'd have a section for maintainers, for translators, for coders, for whatever actually exists and makes the Debian Project what it is today.

To ease the process, it is important to already be familiar with Debian, so we require that prospective developers have already contributed – in
the form of translations, documentation, sending patches or package

explicitly naming translations as an accepted form of earlier contributions.

Sure, then what would a translator/developer do with full upload rights ?
Why do full upload rights and votings rights have to be equivalent ?

Jean-Christophe Helary

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