On Wednesday 05 April 2006 13:14, JC Helary wrote: > I am not sure what point you are trying to make ? The point I'm trying to make is that it seems like translators are waiting for the mountain to come to them (change procedures, make entry easier). It does not work like that: you have to go to the mountain. > About the specific item you mention above (develop a strategy to > "deal" with translators), I think that is _specifically_ what non > package maintaining contributors want: to be "dealt" with. What I mean is that as there are currently no pure "translation DDs", there is no need to differentiate between "rights". It would only _potentially_ become a problem when there are more than a few people accepted as DD who do not have formally proven skills in packaging. As always, it is much more likely that some kind of "rights" split will be made when and if it becomes necessary, than that procedures and infrastructure are changed beforehand. Personally I now make quite heavy use of my upload "rights", not only for the installer but also for occasional NMUs for other packages. Of course I'm very careful that I double check the changes I make and I'm a long way from being confident enough to start a package from scratch. One part of the DD process is to check if people are responsible, aware of their own limitations and willing and able to check documentation or ask for help when they reach those limits in their work. Once you are a DD, your commitment to the project will probably make sure you don't abuse the infrastructure and there probably will be no real need to differentiate between how people became a DD. Also, even "real packagers" foul up sometimes... Conclusion: there is no need to "deal" with anything; translators that want to become DD should just apply. If during or after their NM process it is discovered that adaptations are needed, it will happen automatically (especially if "translation DDs" themselves become involved in the NM process as AMs for other translators).
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