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Re: It's all about trust

On 27/10/08 at 16:40 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Oct 2008, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > > - this process might be too heavy with fine-grained privileges as it would
> > >   require the intervention of many DD each time we have to grant a right 
> > >   (when trusting the decision of 2 members with special rights would be enough).
> > 
> > That's why I don't think that it's a good idea to play with a lot of
> > different privileges. Privileges should be granted when they are
> > necessary to do something, and if you are a DD, you should be able to
> > easily get any privilege you need to do your work. You are already
> > trustworthy, so there's no need to double-check everything you do.
> If I advocate someone based on some perl modules, I trust him to handle
> any perl modules reasonnably well but I certainly don't trust him to
> package a new library. I do trust some people to refrain from doing stupid
> things with their DD powers but that kind of trust comes with much more
> time and interaction. It's not the kind of trust that I would give to
> anyone that has only proven that he's able to package perl modules. And
> yet we want to give that contributor some immediate reward for his work.

If someone is only trustable to package perl modules, shouldn't he be a DM
instead of a DD?
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