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updates to http://www.debian.org/devel/join/nm-advocate to welcome non-packaging contributors

Package: www.debian.org
Tags: patch

On 08/05/2011 12:34 PM, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 12:20 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> Any thoughts on how it should be updated to reflect last year's GR?
> Once you have better wording, checkout the webwml CVS and submit a
> bug/patch against www.debian.org.
> http://www.debian.org/devel/website/using_cvs

Proposed patch attached for the english version below.  Thanks for
pointing me in the right direction, pabs.

Index: nm-advocate.wml
RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/devel/join/nm-advocate.wml,v
retrieving revision 1.9
diff -u -r1.9 nm-advocate.wml
--- nm-advocate.wml	13 Jun 2010 10:42:44 -0000	1.9
+++ nm-advocate.wml	5 Aug 2011 22:01:58 -0000
@@ -7,12 +7,37 @@
 <p>You should <em>only</em> advocate someone if you think that they are
 ready to be a developer. This means that you should have known them for
 some time and can judge their work. It is important that prospective
-developers have been working in the project for some time, by maintaining
-a package, helping users and sending patches. They should be familiar
-with Debian's special ways of doing things and have contributed some
-work to the project. Just ask yourself if you want to see them in Debian
-&ndash; if you think they should be a Debian developer then go ahead and 
-recommend them.
+developers have been working in the project for some time.  Some ways
+prospective developers might be contributing include:</p>
+<li>maintaining a package (or several),</li>
+<li>helping users,</li>
+<li>publicity work,</li>
+<li>organizing work for debconf,</li>
+<li>sending patches,</li>
+<li>contributing bug reports,</li>
+<li>... and much more!</li>
+<p>These ways of helping are not mutually exclusive, of course!  Many
+prospective developers will have done work in several areas of the
+project, and not everyone must be a packager.  Remember, <a
+href="http://www.debian.org/vote/2010/vote_002";>Debian welcomes
+non-packaging contributors as project members</a>.  For a wider
+overview of a given contributor, you may be interested in <a
+href="http://ddportfolio.debian.net/";>tools which aggregate some
+publicly-visible parts of the project</a>.  Your personal knowledge of
+the applicant is also important here.
+<p>The prospective developer should be familiar with Debian's special
+ways of doing things and should have already contributed actively and
+effectively to the project.  Most importantly, they should be
+committed to the ideals and structure of the Debian project.  Ask
+yourself if you want to see them in Debian &ndash; if you think they
+should be a Debian developer then go ahead and recommend them.
 <p>Next carry out the following steps: Agree with the prospective developer

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