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Elitists v's popularists (was Re: [RFC] Making NM 'by recommendation')

Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> My proposal is this: You can no longer apply to become a Debian
> developer yourself, but instead you need an existing Debian developer
> to recommend you.  Nothing in the NM system changes except of the
> application itself.  The developer who recommends another person as a
> NM is not responsible for him or has to go through the NM process with
> him (the latter will still be done by an AM) -- so this recommendation
> is no report to the DAM, but simply the entry ticket to the NM
> process.

You want to punish the inicent to protect them from the guilty.

Its good that there are lots of NM's that are prompt, ive been in queue
6 months, my NM doesnt consistently respond to my emails.

I have my key signed by 6 developers, but havent passed the key signing
stage yet.

The biggest and only threat that i see for debians future viability is
the opinions like yours become popular and debian becomes unmaintainable
due to lack of "acceptable" manpower.

There are lots of things people can do to help debian, instead of just
turning away people who want to HELP, why dont you be constructive and
look for ways for them to be able to help and feel like part of the
project without insulting your eletism.


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