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

On Thursday 06 April 2006 13:31, JC Helary wrote:
Or do you agree that developers are formally members of the debian
project ?

A Debian Developer (capitals, formal term, defined in the Debian
Constitution) is a member (lower case, general dictionary word meaning
"belonging to") of the Debian project.

A Debian Member (capitals) is an undefined term in the context of the
Debian Constitution.

Just like a Debian Developer. There is no definition of what makes a Developer in the constitution.

The only place where any kind of formal definition is given is the NMP glossary:

Member, Developer:
A Debian Project member, who has gone through the New Maintainer process and had their application accepted.

Where _Member_ Is Defined With A Capital Letter And Is Put As An Equivalent To Developer.

And it is only normal to define Member=Developer here, on the page where the process to "become a Developer" is explained. Once this is done, the constitution can use the 2 words as equivalent.

Have I made it clear now? You don't seem to be able to grasp the
difference between formally defined terms and regular everyday usage of

Jeeez. Take a deep breath and read the files !!!

Jean-Christophe Helary

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