On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 01:06:37PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote: > Heya, > > Though there are often threads about problems with it on our mailing > lists, the NM process hasn't changed much in the last three or four > years. What do you think about the most common problems (takes too > long, is asking for too broad knowledge)? > > Do you think that we need to change the NM checks? The main issue is that we are unable to integrate new contributors fast enough. Woody was released in 2002, there were 939 Debian developers, and around 934 unique maintainers names. Now we have 972 Debian developers and around 1567 unique maintainers names. So the number of people contributing officially to Debian has increased by 50%, but the number of new Debian developers is a little above the number which retired from Debian. So we should try to do better, but processing more applicants mean more work for the NM team hence we need more Debian developers willing to be involved in the NM process. My own opinion is that if an applicant is doing a sizable job in Debian already, they should be exempted of much of T&S. They have shown the skill to do the work they are more likely to do anyway, and they will have time to learn new skills as they need them. That might speed up the process a bit. Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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