Re: Third call for votes for the debian project leader election 2006
Proposed path from here:
1) work on improving the wording and documentation of the NM
process so as
to make it even more clearer that non-maintainers can become
what the T&S requirements are for the different contributor
Remove all references to "developer" and replace with "member" as per:
Rename the document to "Debian New Contributors' Corner"
Rewrite the document so that it mentions maintainers as _one_ form of
contribution to the DP
Include all the existing forms of contributions on an par level with
In Step 1:
Modify "The Applicant needs to have read the developer documentation"
to anything applicable to other positions
In Step 4:
Add skills relevant to the contribution forms identified above.
2) Try to get some get DD's involved in translation/
volunteer as AM specifically for NM's that focus on those areas
start clearly working out different NM-tracks for different
Definitely would not hurt.
3) Try to get some concensus on what kind of priviliges the different
contributor categories need, and reflect that concensus in
granted privilliges based on the NM-track used (and add the
possibility to get additional priviliges by passing just the T&S
I am not sure "privileges" are necessary. I don't think upload rights
are a privilege but rather a necessity.
What matters here is to make a few cosmetic changes to remove all
possible confusions. Upload rights are not something to distribute
without good reason, just like translation QA responsibility should
not be granted to anybody.