Re: On the "Debian Maintainers" GR
Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If someone doesn't want to be a DD because the NM process is broken, we
> should fix the NM process. If someone doesn't want to be a DD because of
> laziness or whatever other excuse, I think the current rules are
I don't want to be a DD because I have no interest in being involved in
the political side of Debian. I want to be able to upload packages
because I think that (in a small number of cases) I'm more qualified to
maintain them than anyone else.
Sure, "Don't quit Debian then" is a valid response (though I'm perhaps
old-fashioned in terms of thinking that as a full member of an
organisation I have a duty to participate in its democratic process,
which I'm not enthusiastic about) as is "Just get someone to sponsor
stuff" (which is a hassle and means I tend to upload less often). So DM
status would make life easier for me and arguably improve the quality of
Debian to a certain extent.
On the other hand, I can understand a reluctance to add yet another
catagory of contributors to Debian just to make me happy.
Matthew Garrett | email@example.com