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Re: Question for all candidates: handle debian-admin more openly

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 07:31:49AM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Bill Allombert wrote:
> > Example of non-priviledged services include secondary web services and
> > developers accessible port machines with separate accounts.  As an
> > aside, I think there should be more developers-accessible port machines.
> Why?
> For which ports?

The three quad-power5 machines that IBM donated to debian for powerpc64 work,
and nobody knew about, and are now sitting in augsbourg  (1 used by the
augsbourg university, and two maintained by Bastian Blank, who distribute
accounts on it).

It was my believe that at least one of them should be maintained under the
umbrella of the DSA team, in order to have it thrusted to be used to upload
packages, but the DSA team refused to have anything to do with them, which i
suppose is understandable since they have no time for it. I proposed to handle
it for them though, or have Bastian do so, and was equally refused.

This is no blame, or something, i can clearly understand your
frustration and that i may not have asked at the right time or something, just
the machines are mostly underused, which is a shame, they are fast, have good
memory, disks and bandwidth, and even the licences for the virtual partitions
allowing to create sub machines for different usages.


Sven Luther

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