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Re: RFC: Changing the NM system

On Sun, 17 Dec 2000, Cord Beermann wrote:

> >No, I don't intend to change this. My point is: Someone who has a Debian
> >account can do much harm (intentional or accidential). That's a reason why
> >I think we should have a severe look at the work of an applicant before he
> >gets an account.
> I think that it's also important to look that the existing
> Debian-Maintainers (no matter how they got into the official part of
> the project) do the work that is now expected from the NMs.
> When i look into the BTS, i see a lot of bugs, that are somehow fixed,
> but not closed, or bugs where no one has touched them for years.
> (not even 'wontfix' or 'moreinfo' -actions.)
> It's wrong to let NM run through a long procedure, and on the other
> side old maintainers disappear (or stop working on their Package) and
> nobody cares.

That's another point I'm thinking of as a part of QA work: Setting up
rules how to take packages and/or delete the Debian account of a member of
Debian. But that's another discussion I (or someone else) will start in
the future.

> Cord


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

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