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Re: RFC: Changing the NM system

On 00-12-17 Colin Watson wrote:
> Adrian Bunk <bunk@fs.tum.de> wrote:
> >On Sat, 16 Dec 2000, Christian Kurz wrote:
> >> more careful task&skill test would be helpful.
> >
> >Yes, and the main point of my proposal is: An applicant doesn't get his
> >account before he had worked some months for Debian. This lets us judge
> >on his whole work (e.g. his knowledge about packaging, how he handles
> >bugs,...).

> I agree that a lot of care should be taken. Still, working through
> sponsorship is unbelievably frustrating if there isn't a great deal of
> interest in your packages, or if your sponsor is slow to react [1], and

Well, if you're sponsor is not reacting your mails, then you can inform
him, that you will start looking for a more active sponsor who reacts on
your mails and not one, that never takes care of you and your packages.
(This is no insult against your current sponsor.)

> I don't think it's representative of working as a developer. In
> particular, while I try to run through random packages in the BTS
> reasonably often, I feel (perhaps inaccurately) somewhat limited in that
> I can't make uploads when the maintainer is obviously missing in action.

Well, you can still provide patches for the bugs or classify them
correctly. This are still important tasks and make the work of other
developers easier. So there's a lot you can do.

          Debian Developer and Quality Assurance Team Member
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