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Re: AMs: The Identification Check stage

On Thu, Nov 09, 2000 at 08:49:39PM -0600, Cesar Mendoza wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2000 at 01:20:38AM +0000, James Troup wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > The primary and vastly preferred[1] method of passing the ID check is
> > to have a Debian developer's signature on your key.  Please always
> > check to see if it's possible for your applicant to get his key signed
> > by meeting another developer (the web pages give some tips about
> > this).  Obviously if your applicant is our first developer from the
> > Antarctic, then it'll be infeasible to require him to get his key
> > signed, but I'm seeing far too many applicants in, e.g.  major
> > American cities where I know there are other developers, falling back
> > on the scanned ID thing without even trying to find someone to sign
> > their key.  In the future, I'm going to start throwing such reports
> > back at AMs, and asking them to try to get the applicant to get his
> > key signed[2].
> > 
> But, Is three a way to point people to Developers around they area? or
> they have to ask on debian-devel.

I normally ask my applicants where they are located and then do a 
search for them on db.debian.org and email them back with
potential people in their area who they should contact.

I don't tell them where (or how nearby) those other maintainers
are just that they are 'nearby' and they should try their damndest
to get their key signed.


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