Re: RFC: Changing the NM system
On Sunday 17 December 2000 12:09, Christian Kurz wrote:
> On 00-12-17 Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Sat, 16 Dec 2000, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > >...
> > >
> > > > > > suggests to the NM team that he should become a Debian account.
> > > > > > The NM team (perhaps the current NM-Committee plus other
> > > > > > interested Debian developers) then looks critical at the work of
> > > > > > the applicant, makes a "Philosophy and Procedures" check,... and
> > > > > > discusses and decides whether the applicant will be a valuable
> > > > > > gain for the project.
> > >
> > > Well, this would still mean that you either need a list of predfined
> > > criteria, which will be a bad thing and also create new problems. Or
> > > you need to depend on the NM-comittee and believe that they make the
> > > right decisions. I think this is a part of the current NM process that
> > > needs no change as it's working fine. Only a bit more sponsorship and a
> > > bit
> > The current system is: Only two people (the NM of the applicant and the
> > DAM) decide whether an applicant gets his account. That's different from
> > a NM-comittee with more people that makes a decision.
> Well, but then you need again some formal criteria, what qualification
> someone needs to have to become a NM-comittee or you will have the same
> situation as currently only with a high number of people involved.
Not exactly. The current system is: the DAM decide only whether an applicant
gets his account after AM approval without any feedback to an applicant in
case of the DAM's dissatisfaction *or* the DAM decide to make a new account
quickly without a confirmation of sufficient applicant's skills from other
maintaners. So there's a difference between a personal subjective decision
and a decision wich is taken by a group of people, especially in case of any
doubts about an applicant's skills.
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