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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal - Use Cases

On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 12:16:47PM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 08:25:56PM +0000, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 28/06/07 at 05:49 +0000, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > > Yes, please sent it, I'll publish it somewhere.
> > > If you are not too ashamed of your scripts, I'd like to see them as
> > > well, if you don't mind.

> > Thanks to Felipe, the lists of possible candidates are now public. See:

> > * list of non-DD Maintainers or Uploaders, sorted by the number of
> >   packages:
> > http://qa.debian.org/~lucas/dm_gr_candidates/maintainers_uploaders_no_dd_sorted.txt
> > 
> > * list of non-DD Maintainers (Uploaders ignored), sorted by the number
> >   of packages:
> > http://qa.debian.org/~lucas/dm_gr_candidates/maintainers_no_dd_sorted.txt

>   hmmm, what looks comforting, is that in the say top 20, I see quite a
> few very valuable and regular (and for what I know skilled)
> contributors, but those are not DD because of NM, and DM is not really
> what they need (I mean, I'd really like to see their long waiting AM
> report be validated, and account created...).

Arguably, the people at the top of the list in terms of packages are not the
ones who are the primary candidates for DM, since there should be a strong
correlation between the number of packages one maintains and one's interest
in being involved in the project as a full member.

FWIW, when I look at the top 20 on that list, I see both people that I think
should not be DDs because of poor non-technical judgement, and people that I
think should not be DMs because they don't (yet) have adequate technical

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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