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

Jordi Mallach wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 10:52:29AM +1100, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > 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.
><snip> If someone comes by and nobody has seen him either on the
> lists, BTS or whatever, it's not very probable he has a lot of interest in
> Debian.

Well if you recognise this as a problem you should also recognise that
debian developers can become inactive as well but still be considered a
debian developer.

This proposal to filter out new members only covers part of the problem,
it doesnt attempt to filter out existing developers who wouldnt get in
by todays standards.

For those reasons i see this proposal as a way to reduce the growth of
membership not as a means of controling quality of membership.


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