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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Bastian Venthur wrote:
> Sorry, but why don't we improve our New Maintainer (NM) process
> instead of adding yet another layer of bureaucracy?

This is an  attempt to improve the NM process,  actually. [The goal of
the NM process is to get people in a position so that they are capable
of contributing to Debian.]

> Why don't we just grant NMs the same rights as you proposed for the
> new Debian Maintainer (DM) class after they have been advocated (or
> after T&S)?

This process would allow that to happen. If the AM felt that an
applicant was ready at the T&S stage, they'd advocate them at that
point. It merely adds an additional method, whereby other people could
advocate the developer outside of the NM process. 

It's not clear at all to me that an additional method is adding
another layer of bureaucracy; it's very much the opposite, since it
reduces the amount of tracking and verification of applicants that has
to be done.

> So, why such a complicated GR introducing second class DDs? 

The very fact that there is dissension is why the GR has been
proposed; it could of course be done by fiat by ftpmaster, but getting
DDs to agree to the process and comment on it is a healthy way

Don Armstrong

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