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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal



On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Joey Schulze wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > 1/ I know people who want to maintain package but don't want to be DD.
> > 
> > The time involvement required to be DD is far bigger to the one required
> > to be able to maintain properly a single package. And I don't want to
> > lower the barrier to become DD because the role of DD are critical in
> > the success of Debian (while the role a maintainer of a single package is
> > not).
> 
> Could you explain how the "time involvement required to be DD" for
> a person who only wants to maintain one package is higer when they
> are a DD contrary to not being a DD?  Please ignore going through NM
> since this is only the entry process and doesn't matter at a later stage.

I'm sorry I don't understand why I should ignore the NM process. 

The skills we ask every Debian developer to have are far larger than the
skills required to maintain a package (which uses only one languague). We
ask DD to be able to package almost anything and to prove us that they are
able to document themselves on any subject so that if they decide to
package something more complex, we're confident that they'll be able to do
it (same story for NMUs).

That's the role of many questions in the tasks & skills checks from the NM
and it's those aspects that are considered a burden by those who only want
to contribute a single package (or only a few related/similar packages).

Cheers,
-- 
Raphaël Hertzog

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