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

MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> writes:
> Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <he@ftwca.de> [...]
>> you're free to submit patches. Until then, I'd prefer if you would not
>> reply in a purely polemic way, as your contribution to actually solve
>> the problem isn't identifiable.
> Remember, you're the idiot who started the polemic "... bullshit.
> If they would really care ..." lunacy that I was mimicking. That
> is unacceptable behaviour and I ask you to correct it.

I really don't think that *you* are in a position to ask other people to
correct their behaviour.

> [...]
>> Naturally, those docs are mainly speaking about the NM process as
>> applicant doing packaging work. The reason for this is quite simple -
>> more than 95% of the people expressing their wish to join do
>> packaging work.
> Where do you get that 95% statistic from?

That one's easy. I'm FD and know how many translators have spoken about
becoming a developer in relevant places - either by actually applying,
mailing the FD or speaking about it on the respective mailing lists. The
number is quite small (about 4 people, depending what you count as
"interest in an account"), while we had more than 134 people who applied
in the last year in total, with *no* translator or documentation NMs
under them.

> If so, that alone should ring the alarm bells, as packaging alone
> doesn't seem like 95% of the work that we're struggling to get done.

I don't know, but I know that a lot of work done for website
maintainance, translation management and documentation is done by people
who are also package maintainers. People doing non-packaging exclusively
are quite unusual.

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