Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal
On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Anthony Towns wrote:
> 1) A new keyring will be created, called the "Debian maintainers keyring".
> It will be initially maintained in alioth subversion using the jetring
> tool, with commit priveleges initially assigned to:
> * the Debian Account Managers (Joerg Jaspert, James Troup)
> * the New-maintainer Front Desk (Christoph Berg, Marc Brockschmidt,
> Brian Nelson)
> * the FTP masters (James Troup, Ryan Murray, Anthony Towns)
> * the Debian Keyring maintenaners (James Troup, Michael Beattie)
> * the Jetring developers (Joey Hess, Anthony Towns, Christoph Berg)
My only concern here is that it seems like we have a lot of people who
are responsible for the keyring; do we need to work on a slightly more
fleshed out framework for acceptance so that all of them are
> 2) The initial policy for an individual to be included in the keyring
> will be:
> * that the applicant acknowledges Debian's social contract,
> free software guidelines, and machine usage policies.
How do we plan on checking this?
> * that at least one Debian developer (preferable more) is willing
> to advocate for the applicant's inclusion, in particular to the
> fact that the applicant is technically competent and good to work
Do the people who are going to be involved in maintaining the keyring
have a proposal for how to verify this?
Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves
exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves
only the unanimity of the graveyard.
-- Justice Roberts in 319 U.S. 624 (1943)