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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

On Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 11:05:04AM +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
>On Thursday 21 June 2007 19:22, Anthony Towns wrote:
>> The NM process is about making new DDs -- who participate fully in
>> the project, and understand and agree with its goals. Not every useful
>> contributor to Debian actually wants that status -- Matthew Garrett's one
>> example of a former DD who'd like to contribute to Debian without being
>> a DD, and this is a way of making that more effective. Likewise there are
>> plenty of people who'd like to make a small contribution to Debian without
>> having to obtain the level of knowledge and experience we expect of DDs.
>I'm not really convinced that we should adapt our processes to an existing DD 
>who gives up his rights to upload, and then later would like to get upload 
>rights again. If existing DD's want to upload packages, I'd recommend to them 
>not giving up their DD status in the first place, or use the emeritus 
>procedure to get back in. Why do we need this procedure to solve that?

I think I agree with you. I can see some use in the DM proposal for
people on the way in to Debian, but not for those on the way out. I'd
much rather see a clean break for those people leaving - if people
have decided they no longer want to be DD then why continue to develop
for Debian?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"You can't barbecue lettuce!" -- Ellie Crane

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