Re: Third call for votes for the debian project leader election 2006
On 2006/04/06, at 22:21, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
If people don't understand that you don't have to write code to be a
developer, then they should be told. If they are told, and they
misunderstand, then that is a bug which should be fixed. But don't go
around claiming that I'm suddenly not a "developer" anymore -- I
to be quite proud of that.
Nobody's saying that you are going to stop being a developer. You can
be proud of what you do being a developer. You've earned that status.
But requiring people who are not software developers to understand
they suddenly have become developers because Debian is special is a
little far fetched.
The bug is in the relation between "from new maintainer->to
developer" and the corollary "other contributors don't _need_ to
However true that technically is, it clearly does not contribute to
the well-being of non-maintainer contributors in the Project.