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Re: Emphasize teams, not packages

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On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 04:55:57 -0600
Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote:

> [Frans Jessop]
> > When somebody wants to become a DD he is told ?Go find a package to
> > maintain, one that you can be the maintainer for.?  I see serious
> > problems with this approach as Debian increases in DD's.  I will how
> > this is in a second.  What I think should be emphasized is ?Go find
> > a package team and join it and contribute and show your stuff.?
> The point of maintaining a package is to prove that you *can* maintain
> a package.  Being on a team proves nothing.  Being on a team and doing
> most of the work proves something, if this can be measured, but that's
> difficult.  As it happens, I'm on at least one team where I do a
> majority of the work, and at least one team in name only (haven't yet
> done *any* work).  I don't particularly expect to be judged favorably
> for the one or unfavorably for the other, because it's just too hard
> to get the data.

It is too hard to read the changelogs where it is (or at least should
be) clearly documented who from a team did what parts of the packaging.

> > I think Debian needs to emphasize teams packaging, not just
> > individuals for many reasons.
> We've had this conversation already.  So I'll skip it.

Please provide a reference to that discussion.

 - Jonas

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