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Re: Developer Status

Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert wrote:
>> On 11547 March 1977, Raphael Geissert wrote:
>>>> Debian Maintainer
>>>> -----------------
>>>> They are allowed to upload their own (source) package. The allowed list
>>>> of (source) packages to upload can be edited by any member of the NM
>>>> committee[NMC], who will do a package check before they add new packages
>>>> to the DM's list.
>>> I believe everything is ok up to this point: why does the "NMC" need to
>>> review the packages? I mean: has there been any problem with the current way
>>> DMs are allowed to upload? can't <the project> trust in DDs as to what
>>> packages can DMs upload?
>> We do trust DDs - everyone can become a member of the NM Committee,
>> you just have to do a little AM work.
> "...you just have to do a /little/ extra work" I would say. I don't think that's
> the right way to do it.
> If a "reviewing team" is really needed it should be built from the QA side, not
> from the management/NM side. Which would thereby have to drop the AM work
> requirement and instead put some other sort of requirement, if needed/wanted.

The NM committee is composed of AMs which already completed doing a
review process succesfully in the last couple of months. So I think it's
only logical to ask them to review. I think a (prospective) DM is better
served by such a (hopefully) proper review than a possibly less good
review of a random DD.



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