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Re: "welcome" part in DPN

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:45:37AM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi Ana,
> I think we should keep welcoming new contributors in the DPN. It's nice for 
> them (rememeber how you felt? at least I felt pretty good when I read my name 
> in DPN and was welcomed to Debian...) and it's nice for us too. 

I hardly can remember it because I never was mentioned in a DPN or DWN
being welcome to the project :)

> On Dienstag, 13. Dezember 2011, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> > - it is not reliable (new email -> you are new),
> I don't understand what you're trying to say here.

This was pasted from a IRC discussion so it might be missing some context.

The udd page that is being used to generate this stats just shows the new
people who has made an upload to debian in cronological order. The "unique
field" here is the email. Even if some manual cleanup is done, some people
is still being welcomed as new...

Imagine, Sally goes to a BSP  this weekend and her first NMU is sponsored,
she would be welcome to the project in the next DPN. Fine until now.
Then Sally start maintaining packages 3 months after and she uses a different
email, she will be welcomed again.

> > - it only welcomes people doing uploads or being sponsored (and we all know
> > the project have a lot of more kind of contributions)
> that's easy to solve by rewording that paragraph.

That does not address the part where DPN only welcomes people doing or being
sponsored uploads.

> > - sometimes the DPN edition is sent like 6 weeks after the person 'joined'
> > so it is strange :)
> *shrugs* - actually I dont consider it strange, "new since the last DPN" is 
> pretty unstrange to me. Also, if you're into the topic being described, DPN is 
> always late, because of it's nature as a summary news journal.

I am not sure what you are trying to say here, but news that are late are not
longer 'news'!  :-)

Frankly, I don't care if this section is removed or not in DPN, I asked about
this in IRC and I was asked to send an email to the list, so I did. My biggest
point here is either you welcome all kind of contributions or you don't
welcome any and just save it for people becoming project members.


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