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Re: Fear the new maintainer process

On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 03:23:06PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Am Mit, 26 Jul 2000 15:11:08 Mark Brown Sie:

> > It's not about the entry in the queue - it's about the time it takes the
> > application manager to work this out when they try to process that
> > applicant.  It's frustrating and it's time that could be better spent
> > getting another applicant through the process.

> So fix the process. Don't put the blame on the applicant, if you can
> avoid it. We need their help, not they our shiny @debian.org address.

Right - but in general, you seem to be against process, particularly
process that makes getting in more difficult.  In this case, the
suggestion has been to put a few hoops before the initial entry to the
queue like providing a GPG key or an indication of what they intend to
do for Debian.  Nothing extra - just moving some parts of the process
earlier on.

The problem is with applicants who basically don't respond when NM tries 
to get in touch with them, and it seems fair to put some of the effort
for avoiding that onto the applicant.

Mark Brown  mailto:broonie@tardis.ed.ac.uk   (Trying to avoid grumpiness)
EUFS        http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/filmsoc/

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