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Re: Platform for DPL...

On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 04:03:32PM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> >> Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org> writes:
>  > What I'de like to see in Debian is more of a hierarchy for strong
>  > decision making, and give every developer a chance to be
>  > involved. Do not confuse this with more "politics" or placing
>  > developers above their peers. This has to do with making each of
>  > out core projects (archive, mailing lists, boot disks, i18n
>  > projects, resource management, press contacts, porters, ...) more
>  > available to peers.
> I couldn't help noticing... there's no mention of "New Maintainer"
> there.  Could you please elaborate a bit on that respect?

The "..."  meant "anything I forgot" :)

>From my understanding, new maintainer is doing "something". But to answer
your question, yes it is included in the Big Plan. Right now new
maintainer is off to the side some where as far as how it runs, and that
is simply a result of how the project has grown, and not to be blamed on
anyone. The "new maintainer process" needs to be taken into account
through out our structure. We can not let it remain a one-way door, where
people get in and everyone just sits in this big room, so to speak. We
need more of an orientation, or moderation in what happens when new and
aspiring developers are allowed into the project. As it is now, we leave
them mostly out on their own, and without structured guidance.

I think if we aim toward this, then new developers will feel more
accepted, and they will in the end be more of an asset to us and our

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
`     bcollins@debian.org  --  bcollins@openldap.org  --  bmc@visi.net     '

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