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Re: Proposal: The future of the Debian NM process

On Tuesday 16 May 2006 00:04, Christoph Berg wrote:
> | Introduce an intermediate role "Debian Maintainer" (DM).
> | Summary: is allowed to upload packages already in the archive by himself.
> | Needs sponsoring for new packages, no vote rights. Can either proceed to
> | become DD or stay a DM.

I think that there are at least two points that could make this bad idea.

One is the problem that lots of people impression is that to be part of Debian 
you "have to be" a DD. And under that impression this only makes the process 
slower. Probably Debian needs to encourage the collaboration with the project 
of non-DDs, and if they stick long enough they may want to start the NM 
process. At least that's the impression I have of many Latin Americans (as 

The other important point is that sponsoring is a good thing (as long as the 
sponsor is responsive), and is even better if you can have differents 
sponsors across time. This could even apply to DDs (having a friendly second 
look, from time to time, should not hurt).

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