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

Lenart Janos wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 10:52:29AM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > 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.
> Probably, because you call him NM. Erm, sorry, I don't why is that.
> Maybe, he has lot's of work. You can ask for another AM if this is the
> problem.
Sorry typo, i meant AM not NM.

Im not looking to blame my AM, i can wait as long as takes.
The point i was trying to make is that the sterotype being portrayed
(current NM are not worthy casue they dont respond to email) was not
totally accurate.

> > 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 was a 'flamewar' here about t&s, I suggest you to read that.
I know pitty it hasnt been concluded.

> > 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.
> Well, if someone want to help he just have to do some work to has his
> key signed (if not impossible), and package some software, then look for
> a sponsor. Only the sequence will change to get the people think before
> they apply.
> Btw, you said you want to HELP. What you have packaged under that 6
> months? I can't see any sponsored package. If you want to be sponsored
> try to apply at the sponsorship page.

I am involved with boot-floppies, but maybe i havent contributed enough,
others can judge me on that.


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