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Re: [debian-newmaint] fresh blood gets congested: long way to become DD

Jutta Wrage <jw@witch.westfalen.de> writes:

> Sorry, but from my point of view as a long time debian user this is
> nonsense. If you want to help in the project, you can do that without
> being Debian Developer (DD) and all the people in the New Maintainer
> queue do that, too - or may not become a DD.

If, like me, the main thing you want to do is maintain packages, it's
harder to do that as a NM.  It's not impossible by any stretch and I've
been doing it for a while, but it does require depending on someone else
and asking them to do a fair bit of work on your behalf.  And some things,
like QA NMUs, aren't really great things to do as an NM, I think.

Certainly I've been bounded more by my available free time than by not
being able to upload directly, but I think I'll do about 150% as much work
once I'm a full DD.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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