Re: Developer Status
On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 11:36:42AM +0200, Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> But the more important part is IMO that the proposal *finally* respects
> the non-packaging contributors (and there are many, I guess). For them
> we can now have similar steps which in the end means DD rights without
> the need of learning technical stuff they won't ever use.
Non-packaging contributors were always supported in the current NM
process - this issue was discussed at the time the process was created
and the intention was that the T&S part of the process would reflect the
specific contributions the person was making to Debian. I understand
there are NMs who've made it through like this.
That said, with the creation of the standardised question bank for T&S I
understand that a lot of AMs aren't comfortable with variations in the
process and would want to go through the question bank with all
I'd also note that while it is true that all DDs have been able to
upload a large portion of the process comes down to trying to check that
we get people who won't do anything too daft. One would therefore hope
that people wouldn't end up using that ability if they weren't able to.
Of course, people may want to restrict things for themselves (for
example, some DDs avoid having access to Debian machines for security
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