Panu Kalliokoski wrote on 25/04/2006 13:29: > I hoped the proposal I was making would allow us to eat the cake and > keep it too: offer an open upload area but keep the main archive under > strict quality criteria. I expect it to be easier to check package > quality, too, if they're being autobuilt and available for BTS reports > _before_ having been uploaded to the main archive. Now this sounds more interesting than anything I read from you in this thread so far. It would indeed be interesting to see something similar to this. Something like a "open-uploads" alongside with main, contrib and non-free (and with auto-builders configured similarly to experimental: best efford but no warranties). I would, however see some policy going with it: First upload of a package needs to get an approval by a DD, uploaders needs to be identified (his PGP/GPG key signed by at least one DD) and he needs to agree with Debian's Policy documents (which would apply to open-uploads). >>Besides, there is no value in a wide-open voting system. This is >>called an "Internet poll" and the results generally reflect whatever >>websites or blogs happen to publicise it. > > Not if those people have to be properly identified via their PGP keys. > Such a simple requirement will already cut off the "casual Joes" that > only vote once because they saw the announcement somewhere. It also > prevents most ways of abuse. Well, the one-time-voter could easily be avoided by a requirement that X can only vote on votes announced (or even: process started - call for seconds, request for comments) after he was accepted as a person with voting rights. Or simply a required waiting period after application of three months or something. Anyway: I don't want to give voting rights to anyone unless he/she at least went through the P&P part of the NM process. But actually, I'm quite happy with the current way of only giving voting rights to full DDs (and I felt that way before even starting the NM process). cu, sven PS: Sorry to Panu: I initially only replied to him directly (by accident), while the reply was always intended to go to the list.
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