Bastian Venthur <email@example.com> writes: > My first thought: do we really need this new class of contributors? I > mean how many people do you currently know fitting in this category > (don't like to become DD just maintainers). I guess there will be some, > but I think the amount of people should be high enough to legitimate > such a big change in our infrastructure. I am one such person who wishes to be able to upload Debian packages for software that I maintain without becoming a DD. The main reason for not wanting to become a DD is an adverse reaction to the result of Debian Vote 2006-1 -- I don't want to become a part of the group of people who were responsible for classifying the GFDL as "non-free". My current sponsor has recently stopped working on Debian development (to the best of my knowledge), and this proposal would enable me to keep my packages up-to-date. Otherwise I would only be able to keep the Ubuntu versions of the package up-to-date, as they have a more lenient upload policy. (Or find a new sponsor for packages of these Emacs add-on software programs, which might be difficult, given how despiriting the result of 2006-1 was for many Emacs users and developers.) -- Michael Olson -- FSF Associate Member #652 -- http://www.mwolson.org/ Interests: Lisp, text markup, protocols -- Jabber: mwolson_at_hcoop.net /` |\ | | | Projects: Emacs, Muse, ERC, EMMS, Planner, ErBot, DVC |_] | \| |_| Reclaim your digital rights by eliminating DRM. See http://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm for details.
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