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Re: Developers vs Uploaders

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 10:44:59PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 07:13:23PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:

> > The question is, is there a way we can minimize the overhead of integrating
> > contributions from folks who aren't (yet) DDs?  Given what I see and hear
> > from various sponsors, the review of sponsored uploads is already a joke;
> > various sponsors already trust their sponsorees implicitly, so if there's
> > already no real review happening, are we better off dispensing with the
> > illusion?

> How is that an illusion.  If the sponsor has sponsored twenty uploads
> for a candidate and they have all been flawless or nearly so, then is
> there actually anything wrong with the sponsor implicitly trusting the
> candidate?

It means that the sponsor signing the upload doesn't mean what some have
been led to believe it does.

> I think the line is rather blurry.  If you have someone who just started
> in NM and is working on his first or second package, then that
> individual should not have "unsupervised" upload ability.  However, if
> you have someone who has been in NM for a year, packaged 20 packages and
> prepared 50 uploads, I would say that person is probably able to handle
> things on his own.

Um.  Quantity != quality.  I hope no one is going to grant someone upload
privileges based solely on the number of times they've prepared package

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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