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Re: Some questions for the candidates...

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 01:30:55PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Branden Robinson wrote:
> > It's unclear to me how much negative impact we have experienced due to
> > this, aside from occasional poor press.  As DPL I'd like to encourage
> > the security team to take on more members if they can find trustworthy
> > and motivated individuals with which to grow their ranks.
> And as security team we'ld like to get some better support from DSA
> and buildd maintainer so we don't have to wait as long on build
> dependencies to be installed and rbuilders to appear (after a few months
> of asking around we are still at exactly 1 working rbuilder in
> debian.org..). I'm not quite sure how a DPL can help in that though.

I'm open to suggestions, as I am sure the other candidates are.

> > 2) Endorsement by major computer manufacturers and or ISV's (like, say,
> >    Oracle); I think Debian's profile needs to be higher.  There are
> >    *still* too many people in the world who think that "Red Hat = Linux".
> Endorsement by Oracle is solely a matter of money: someone will have
> to spent a nice amount of cash to get woody certified by Oracle. The
> procedure isn't all that difficult.

How much are we talking about?  I'm always in the mood to try organizing
a fundraiser.  Since I suspect you're talking about way more than
$1,000, which we raised pretty quickly for Debian's OASIS membership, we
might need to find companies that would be willing to participate.

G. Branden Robinson                |    You can have my PGP passphrase when
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    you pry it from my cold, dead
branden@debian.org                 |    brain.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    -- Adam Thornton

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