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Re: Third call for votes for the debian project leader election 2006

<quote who="Manoj Srivastava" date="Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 03:07:41PM -0500">
> > (1) We as a project (and an NM project) are hesitant to give these
> > people developership since it means they can upload to the
> > project which introduces a set of potential risks and problems
> > (one more account to compromise, etc).
>         I'm sorry. If we can't trust these people not to abuse upload
>  privileges, then I certainly do not want to see them get  a say in
>  deciding how we conduct the project's business.
>         Eiether we trust them, in which case we should induct them in
>  as full members, or we don't, and in that case they do not get to
>  vote. 

I agree completely.

I said, "one more account to compromise" to highlight the fact that an
elevated risk is not necessary connected to a lack of trustworthiness in
the person. Why have 2,000 possible upload keys when only 1,000 people
intend to ever use theirs -- even if we can trust the people who we have
accepted to not abuse their privilege?


Benjamin Mako Hill

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