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Re: Possible amendment for Debian Contributors concept (was: Call for seconds: Suspension of the changes of the Project's membership procedures.)


On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 09:21:57AM +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> Hi,
> I really dislike the negative tone of the original proposed resolution,
> so I am thinking of proposing this as an alternative option.

Thank you for proposing this option. I really like it's constructive tone.

> The text I'm thinking about is currently this:
> | The Debian Project recognizes that many contributors to the project are
> | not working withing established frameworks of Debian and thus are not
> | provided by the project with as much help as might be possible, useful
> | or required.
> | .
> | We thank Joerg Jaspert for exploring ideas on how to involve
> | contributors more closely with the project so that they can get both
> | recognition and the necessary tools to do their work.
> | .
> | We realize that the proposal posted to the debian-devel-announce
> | mailinglist is not yet finalized and may not have the support of a large
> | part of our community.  We invite the DAM to further develop his ideas
> | in close coordination with other members of the project, and to present
> | a new and improved proposal on the project's mailinglists in the future,
> | at least two weeks prior to any planned implementation.

I would like this to be phrased a bit stronger. IMHO any major change in how 
project membership is handeld should be endorsed by the whole project by GR. 
Would you be willing to add something like this?

I think it would be important to phrase it in a way that only *major* changes
like adding whole new classes of members or fundamentally changeing things 
agreed upon in prior GRs require a GR. As to not try to micro manage the ability 
of the DAM and the NM comitee to adjust their processes as they see fit.

Thanks for bringing some sanity to this discussion!


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