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Re: Bits from the DAMs

martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> writes:

> also sprach Jérôme Marant <jmarant@free.fr> [2005.02.12.1426 +0100]:
>> Why wouldn't they get a _Debian membership_ status like any other
>> contributor? Isn't it unfair not to do so?
> Every additional member with write access to the archive is an
> additional threat to the integrity of the archive in case of
> a developer gone bad or a compromised key; also, every additional
> member is another to keep track of to make sure they don't go MIA.

All of this is very questionable, IMHO. I can't make mistakes that
easily. At least, people notice mistakes very quickly.

> Just my two cents. I think we should introduce a new state of
> contributor: the person gets an @debian.org email address and voting
> rights and even -private for all I care, but write access to the
> archive should be restricted to developers.

This is exactly what I had in mind. I makes senses.

> We should push that people can contribute without being "second
> class" or otherwise inferior. We should make sure that people want
> to help but don't want to get flamed in the daily developer debates.


Jérôme Marant


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