Re: Rewording of NM-corner (WAS: Re: Third call for votes for the debian project leader election 2006)
On 06/04/2006, at 7:10 PM, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
Err, no. We're still Debian Developers, whether we do actual
or something else.
I think a great deal of the perception problem rests on the fact that
in the FLOSS world (if not everywhere in computing) a "developer" is
shorthand for "software developer". This is common usage.
So, trying to change that in one project isn't going to work very well.
I do like the idea of "contributor", because we all contribute. I
still don't understand why we need to go through all the rigours of
the NM process (whatever it may end up being called), simply to
establish if we are sensible enough to vote responsibly.
On the upload angle, quite a few translators already have commit
rights to some Debian packages. If it weren't for the unusual (among
FLOSS projects) processing of most translations through the BTS in
Debian, we would be uploading files constantly. Senior members of our
Deb18n program, I think, decide who will be trusted to upload.
Since this already works, do you think it would be viable to extend
this to deciding who can be trusted to vote?
Contributors in the different programs within Debian can apply to
their co-ordinators for voting membership (or whatever the
nomenclature will be), and then be recommended, given some
information and advice on how to get to the stage of being
recommended, or (much less likely) rejected outright.
This seems to fit with the NM process to some degree, without
involving all the things that may not apply to many of us.
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm
Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)