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Re: Re-thinking Debian membership - take #1: inactivity

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 01:38:04AM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> >> The infrastructure is essential for our distribution, same for
> >> documentations an translations. I can't see a reason why such people
> >> should not be able to become DDs.

> > Because it implies a professional "priest caste" separate from the
> > developers who will inevitably drift away and lose the perspective needed to
> > understand the concerns of people actually working on the distro?

> No, because a lot of infrastructure stuff takes so much time that it is almost
> not possible to maintain packages probably anymore. Remember, people have a real
> life, too.

I think this could be said equally as accurately that people who work on the
infrastructure put all their time into it to the exclusion of package work -
yielding the opposite conclusion to yours.

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

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