Hi Ok, I just did it, i splitted the templates. P&P now has two parts, T&S three (2 Question and one Package part). They are not committed to the nm-templates CVS, as now most of the AMs are using these templates I try to get some input first. :) Lets start with the assigned mail. I only added a paragraph there. Many applicants only have one or two signatures on their key, some of them arent even in the strongest set of gpg keys. Yes, the fulfill the basic requirements we have, having a sig from a DD, but its still not the best to have. The diff is small enough, so I include it right here. It needs a big hammer of a spell/grammar check, but you should get the basics out of it. :) --8<------------------------schnipp------------------------->8--- Index: nm_assigned.txt =================================================================== RCS file: /cvsroot/nm-templates/templates/nm_assigned.txt,v retrieving revision 1.17 diff -c -u -r1.17 nm_assigned.txt --- nm_assigned.txt 14 Mar 2004 17:28:27 -0000 1.17 +++ nm_assigned.txt 31 Dec 2004 02:39:38 -0000 @@ -40,6 +40,20 @@ know and we can discuss it. Usually I can find someone that lives near you that would agree to meet you and sign your key. +Besides the requirement to have a signature from at least one existing +Debian Developer there is a strong advice to get more signatures on your +key and to make sure you are in the strong set of keys. Of course noone +request you to be at the top position in the world-wide Web of Trust, +but you should try to get at least into the strong set of keys. A site +to check whats up with your key is +http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/henkp/henkp/pgp/pathfinder/ +Enter your keyid in the statistic box and see some stats about it. If it +complains it can't find your key, and you are sure you have used the +right ID it means that you are not in the strong set of keys, which is +not very good. This is not a showstopper for this application, but you +should try to get more signatures by meeting other people, exchanging +signatures, etc. + Please sign all mail to me. It's not that I'm paranoid about security, it's just a good habit to get in to, and it shows me that you know how. --8<------------------------schnapp------------------------->8--- This is a thing every AM should check and talk to the NM if he is not in the strong set / has too few signatures (< 10 to say a number). Now go to P&P. I splitted that in two parts. Its an easy split, just cut it at the position where it starts talking about the dev-ref, add some glue-text, voila, you are there. You can see the results in nm_pp1.txt and nm_pp2.txt at http://ganneff.de/nm/ In the nm_pp1.txt I added 4 URLs - I ask the NMs to read these documents, so I should have pointers there. The rest is completly moved to the second file. Also this first P&P mail is the only mail that one should insist on having the NM sign it. It doesnt hurt if all mails are signed, shows that the applicant knows how to sign mails with his mailer, but we always required the two question at the bottom there to be signed... nm_pp2.txt is just the missing half of the questions, with a little introduction added. A, and the numbering changed, of course. :) Thats it for P&P, now go to T&S. Thats splitted in two question sets and one package check. I statically added a paragraph about dak.ganneff.de (you surely remember my mails From few days ago? :) ), every AM that wants to use this simply sends me the KeyID of the NM, he gets an account then. (Sent me your own keyid if you want an account for yourself). Address for that is email@example.com. That paragraph gives a small introduction to the dak.ganneff.de thing and points to the dak.txt I prepared. At the moment Im not sure if its better to mail that one to the applicants or to just point them to a web location of it. I tend to the last one, as it doesnt need to be included in maillogs, can easier be changed If we move the service to a more official sounding one, etc. pp. Opinions? Or do you all remove that paragraph? :) After that its all "added glue" for the split. I splitted at a random position, after nearly half the questions. nm_ts2.txt has a starting paragraph added, here I especially want input From anyone speaking english better than I do (ie 95% of the world :) ). The thing i want to say in the sentence starting with "All questions are..." is just that there is no problem if one needs to ask for hints (as long as its not a really stupid question). I hope my formulation doesnt make people angry or something.. --8<------------------------schnipp------------------------->8--- Nice, we finished with the first half of the T&S Question set. Let's go on with the second half, which contains additional stuff I want to know From you. All questions are solveable with a bit of thinking mixed with google, so I simply expect you can answer all of them. But before you die over one of it - come back and talk with me, I can give you some hints. After all, the process should enhance your knowledge and should not make your life to tough? --8<------------------------schnapp------------------------->8--- Ok, thats it for now, its late enough (04:00 AM, CET)! Lets sleep a bit and wait for flames about this. :) -- bye Joerg <towo> "Das Internet, jetzt auf 47 DVDs - oder auf 2 CDs in der jugenfreien Fassung"?
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