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Re: Looking for new release assistants

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 09:01:34PM +0200, Luk Claes wrote:
>         * You must be a Debian developer. Please include your name, and
>           Debian username on your application. The position will entail
>           work that requires login access to Debian machines which is
>           only available to developers.


>         * You must have time to kill. You'll need to be able to dedicate
>           a chunk of time each week to this task, and be able to keep
>           up with what's going on on a close to daily basis. Please
>           include on your application what times of the week you expect to
>           be able to spend on this activity, how much Debian stuff you
>           already do, and when you're usually available on IRC.

I'm around most days after 18:30UTC, and sometimes during the day.
Most of my work at the moment is involved with DebConf, but that should
be over soon :P

>         * You need to have done QA work before. Please include on your
>           application a list of sample bugs you've fixed or help fix
>           in packages you don't maintain. If you haven't done this before,
>           feel free, nay, encouraged, to fix some bugs first, then
>           submit your application.

I've done about half the advisories at
http://secure-testing-master.debian.net/list.html, and a few others for
stable security, or straight to unstable.

>         * You need to be able to understand C, /bin/sh scripting, Perl,
>           Python, Debian packaging, policy, the developers reference,
>           and similar things. If you don't, don't waste another second
>           reading this mail, go learn about them instead.

Yup, all ok.

>         * You need to be aware that this is a gruntwork position. You
>           won't be deciding release policy, and this isn't an
>           opportunity to advance any existing opinions you may have about
>           how we should go about releasing or maintaining Debian. You'll
>           be given lots of chores, and no authority. The reward for a job
>           well done will generally just be another, probably harder,
>           job. If you don't think you can cope with this, don't apply.

Fine by me :)

> Please contact the release team via debian-release@lists.debian.org or
> me directly by e-mail if you are interested. Applications should reach us
> before mid July.

Ok, I'll bite. This is my application.

A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?
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