Re: RFC: Changing the NM system
On Sat, 16 Dec 2000, Christian Kurz wrote:
> > > > suggests to the NM team that he should become a Debian account. The NM
> > > > team (perhaps the current NM-Committee plus other interested Debian
> > > > developers) then looks critical at the work of the applicant, makes a
> > > > "Philosophy and Procedures" check,... and discusses and decides whether
> > > > the applicant will be a valuable gain for the project.
> Well, this would still mean that you either need a list of predfined
> criteria, which will be a bad thing and also create new problems. Or you
> need to depend on the NM-comittee and believe that they make the right
> decisions. I think this is a part of the current NM process that needs
> no change as it's working fine. Only a bit more sponsorship and a bit
The current system is: Only two people (the NM of the applicant and the
DAM) decide whether an applicant gets his account. That's different from a
NM-comittee with more people that makes a decision.
> more careful task&skill test would be helpful.
Yes, and the main point of my proposal is: An applicant doesn't get his
account before he had worked some months for Debian. This lets us judge on
his whole work (e.g. his knowledge about packaging, how he handles
A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
-- Mahatma Ghandi