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Re: The Debian Maintainers GR

On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 10:47:22PM +0200, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote:
> On Sunday 29 July 2007, Clint Adams wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 08:12:51PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > > The top complaints I'm reading from this thread are:
> > >
> > >  1. it has been proposed by AJ
> > >  2. it is too detailed (the micromanagment argument)
> >
> > I'd better complain then.
> >
> > 1. It creates another class of Debian participant when we should be
> >    striving to have fewer classes.
> Does it really? as pointed out earlier in threads about this we have 900+ 
> non-DD maintainers. so it seems to me that this "class of Debian 
> participant" already exists. All the proposal does in that respect is make 
> the existing relation official.

  * how many are still active ?
  * how many are actually DD that never reuploaded thoses packages with
    their @d.o address ?
  * how many are actually DD that do not use their @d.o address ?
  * how many are not in NM ?
  * how many would be in NM if NM wasn't completely outrageously
    complicated and long ?

> > 2. It empowers the wrong people.
> It empowers a group of current contributors to do their contribution in a 
> more efficient manner. By doing so it also free's up time of other 
> contributors playing middleman for the first group. How is this in any way 
> a bad thing?

  He wasn't thinking of the DMs but the people that would deal with the
ring I think (but I may be wrong).

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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