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Re: on the "M" of "NM"

On Wed, Oct 05, 2011 at 08:26:34PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> However, how about: NPM, as in New Project Member, instead of just NM,
> which is the same as our old NM and leads to confusion?

Because NM is what people are already used to, it's part of the Debian
culture about joining. Overloading that, preexisting, acronym is sort of
the maximum change we can do preserving "backward compatibility", but
still bringing existing processes closer to the correct (according to
Constitution and GR) terminology.

I'm not saying we should only do backward compatible changes, a more
general reform of terminology might be good. But I AOL the many comments
that perfect should not be the enemy of the good: let's do this one and
improve over the status quo. (I.e.: your brainstorm is welcome, but
let's avoid that it gets in the way of smaller, less invasive,

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