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Re: On the "Debian Maintainers" GR

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 10:12:02AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Nacho Barrientos Arias wrote:
> > > It appears to me that the DM concept as sketched in the GR is mainly
> > > meant to let NMs upload earlier, i.e. it tries to fix the fact that
> > > front-desk or DAM approval take too long. I think the fix for that is
> > > just to find someone besides Joerg to also read the AM reports. DMs as
> > > in the GR are a workaround, not a solution.
> > 
> > IMHO DMs is something Debian needs, a bunch of people stuck at NM is
> > perfectly able to upload high quality packages themselves but
> > otherwise I completely agree with the paragraph above. DMs is a small
> > patch, not a solution.
> With your rationale, NMs who maintain packages well and are sufficiently
> clueful should be granted upload rights even before finishing NM, instead
> of the invention of a second class of maintainers.

(Perhaps my bits were a bit fuzzy)

No. NMs should be granted upload rights as soon as they finish the NM
process (but a faster and a more productive one). We don't need to
reinvent the wheel, we have a fantastic NM infrastructure that only
needs more care.

The above is the ideal situation, but if it is not possible then the
DM starts making sense and I will support it.

   - Nacho 

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