Re: AM Report For Robin Verduijn
On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Mark Brown wrote:
> > But when he doesn't know about lintian that means he hasn't even read the
> > "Debian New Maintainers' Guide" . I think we should expect from a new
> > member of Debian who wants to maintain packages that he has at least read
> > the (good) documentation for beginners, shouldn't we?
> Or didn't read all of it, read it and then forgot about the bit with
> lintian while actually making the package build or whatever. It's
> certainly not a good thing but I think it's a little extreme to reject
> things out of hand based on it.
My point is: Is the applicant at the point that we can say "tasks and
skills check passed" or not? If not, this doesn't mean that he can't
become a member of Debian but that he should work on his skills before
he'll get accepted.
A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
-- Mahatma Ghandi