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Re: Reforming the NM process

On 4/11/06, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <marc@marcbrockschmidt.de> wrote:

> 2.1 Multiple advocates
> ----------------------

I agree with the rest of the suggestions, but I'm not sure that I
agree with this one...  I can think of two cases where this could be
an unnecessary problem to someone who does actually contribute:

1) Someone who maintains a certain number of packages, but they are
all sponsored by the same person.  This person might be doing a lot of
work, and be knowledgeable about Debian without interacting actively
with anyone else apart from his/her sponsor...

2) Someone who does not have a fixed sponsor, but sends mails to
-mentors asking for uploads whenever they need one.  This person's
work won't be appreciated by all of his/her sponsors, because they'd
only see one of those packages, and not all the work done... (In this
case, it's even difficult to get an advocate at all)

Maybe we could ask for a more comprehensive advocation, that includes
what contributions the applicant has made, and why would he/she be
worthy of Debian.

I don't think that increasing the number of advocates would be the solution.

As I said, I do agree with all the rest of the suggestions.


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