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Re: On terminology

On Mon, Jul 05, 2010 at 02:57:12PM +0200, Ludovico Cavedon wrote:
> On 07/02/2010 11:14 PM, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> >Am I the only one who has trouble -and getting laughed at- whenever I
> >try to explain these to potential contributors?
> >
> >Can we _at least_ rename the NM process to be indicative of what it is?
> It also took me some time to figure out correct meaning of the
> terminology. In particular the fact the fact that the "New
> Maintainer" process is *not* the process that leads you to become a
> "Debian Maintainer".

What is even more confusing is that we have a document called "New Maintainer's
guide" [1] that is not meant to be a guide for new Debian Maintainers or people
in the New Maintainers (NM) process, but for new Package Maintainers.

[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/

In my opinion there should be a clear distinction between

- Package maintainers
- Debian maintainers (DM)
- Debian developers (DD)

including related processes and documents ... I don't know if anyone is aware
of each occurence of the different names in documents, official Debian web
pages and other media.


Jan Dittberner - Debian Developer
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