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Re: Question to all candidates about the NM process

On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 12:12:00AM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:
>> On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 01:06:37PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
>> 2. Asks for too broad knowledge
>> It has been suggested several times over the years that we ask too
>> many questions of NM candidates. People want to do work for Debian,
>> but not everybody needs to know the gory details of library symbol
>> versioning (for example) if their interests and skills lie in
>> translation. So far, our organisation has been tailored for a group of
>> package maintainers, _not_ translators or sysadmins or artists or ...
>Actually, we have special NM templates for people who are interested in
>working on documentation and translation.

Oops; I'm slightly out-of-date on that front then.

>But this leaves the problem if a translator or artist really needs to
>have all rights a DDs has, including shells on Debian hosts, upload
>permissions and other, potentially security-relevant stuff. Do we need
>to hand out real accounts to people who don't need them, or should we
>add new titles to allow them to identify with Debian ("Debian
>Translator", for example)?

That's an awkward question to answer, and I've been involved in
debates on it several times already over the last couple of years. We
need to work this out as a project; this may take quite some time

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Every time you use Tcl, God kills a kitten." -- Malcolm Ray

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