Thanks for your reply, Kevin. :) On 03/04/2006, at 4:25 PM, Kevin Mark wrote:
from my perspective there are various strata to the Debian world:people who help on debian-* mailing lists, people who help on #debian-*,people who help with translation, people who evangalize debian, peoplewho sell debian branded merchandise, people who have debian-related usergroups, etc. And last but not least, those who have their uploads sponsored by a Debian Developers. And then the 'official' members with @debian.org email addresses. Those require a very high level of technical skill and limit the participation to those who vote, as I skimmed from recent -devel posts, there is not a high turnout for manyvotes (from what I have read). Others have suggested that there could bea tiered system of membership in debian, from more techical to less. I like that idea. I think people in the various stata should be allow to vote on issues that affect them.
That sounds good to me, too, Kevin. There was a good deal of emphasis on effective communication in this year's DLP platforms, and that affects all of us. It's an issue which has come up a great deal when dealing with new users, and encouraging participation in general. I'd really like some say on this, at least.
I'm glad my work does rank somewhere in Debian! :Dfrom Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhóm Việt hóa phần mềm tự do)
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