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Re: On the "Debian Maintainers" GR

Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.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
> perfect.

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 | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.vote@srcf.ucam.org

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