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

On Wednesday 05 April 2006 13:02, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 April 2006 11:44, JC Helary wrote:
> > There is a huge confusion between being a developer and having
> > technical rights, and being a developer and having political rights.
> I seriously do wonder why translators, if they really want to get the
> developer status, don't get together and just apply for NM. That would
> force the project to develop a strategy to deal with it (if there really
> is something that needs to be dealt with).

> But no, what really happens is that every year or so, there is some mild
> flamewar - coincidentally (?) always around the time of a DPL election -
> about how "things should be better" and "why are we not allowed to vote".
> And then things are magically silent again for about 10 months.

It don't think it's coincidentally, it's a natural consequence of non-DD 
contributors being reminded of the fact that they lack voting priviliges .

The reason so few of us actually apply is the perception that NM takes 
forever and is geared to maintainers. Both of those statements seem to have 
become less true since I last looked at NM.
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
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