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



On Friday 07 April 2006 12:31, JC Helary wrote:
> >> Did it ever occur to you that one can be an active Debian contributor
> >> and not use Debian at all ?
> >
> > No. And even if it did, I fail to see how that is relevant here. You
> > cannot be an active Debian contributor without knowing about its
> > culture, which is what Marc was talking about.
>
> What is Debian more than a sum of packages that for some require
> translations, when seen from a FOSS translator ?
>
> Why do you think there is a need to "understand" whatever Debian
> "culture" there is to technically contribute to the project ?
>
> This point is very relevant because putting subjective conditions
> (understanding a "culture") to allow full membership has nothing to
> do with objectively valuating a contribution.

true, on the other hand it also has nothing to do with wether the 
contribution in question is a package or a translation.

packagers also need to understand the culture (that's the Philosophy and 
Procedures part of the NM-process), in addition to displaying certain 
technical skills (that's the Tasks and Skills part) and commitment.

I see no reason what so ever why translators (or other contributors) that 
want to become DD's should not need to understand the culture, in addition 
to passing a Tasks and Skills about the translation process. 

> Which is what this thread is about.

nope, what this thread is about is the fact that apperently it isn't clear 
enough that translators can become DD's and have the NM-process T&S part be 
about translation while doing so, and how to improve that wrong perception
-- 
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
  
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