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Re: Reforming the NM process

* Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt (marc@marcbrockschmidt.de) [060411 18:40]:
> 2.1 Multiple advocates
> ----------------------
> Ask for more than one advocate (at the moment, I'm thinking about
> two). This should get the number of people advocated with a "Errr,
> I met him, he seemed nice" down. At the same time, encourage prospective
> advocates no to advocate too fast.

Basically, if there is an advocate who advoates people like this, he
needs some serious cluebatting - or even refusing to accept him as
advocate anymore.

> Also, two advocates are not a problem for someone who should apply in
> the NM queue - if there is only one project member who's willing to
> advocate you, something is foul anyway.

Oh, I shouldn't be here then. :)

> 2.3 Separate upload permissions, system accounts and voting rights
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> For the first stage, applicants need to identify themselves and speak
> about the Social Contract, the DFSG and a bit about Debian's structure.
> For package maintainers, an intensive package check follows. If
> everything went fine, these people get upload permissions for *these*
> packages (and nothing else). If they want to adopt new packages, their
> AM does a package-check once and fitting upload permissions are
> added. We may need to create tools to automate this, as it could become
> quite much work for the DAM.

The question is: At which stage to add voting rights? I personally
consider any active, permanent contributor to be eligble for voting -
but well, one might disagree with that.

> Work done since finishing the first stage should be thoroughly
> checked. To get actually useful data for this, we could make it
> mandatory to wait 3 or 6 months between the first and the second stage.

Actually, there are (few) people right now who just go through NM in
almost no time at all - like for example Thiemo Seufert needed 6 days
for all the questions from his AM. I don't think that such people should
be forced to wait 3 months for the full account. (One might say
"normally, you need to wait for at least 3 months" - that leave space
for the exceptions.)


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