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Re: On the "Debian Maintainers" GR

Nacho Barrientos Arias 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.

Then we should first take step one and adjust the NM process before
we should go to step n which would be the introduction of DM.



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