To all candidates: personal mentoring
With respect to attracting new contributors, please ponder the idea of a
formal one-on-one mentoring scheme (as opposed to one-off interactions via
I do realise that personal mentorship takes time; that's a reason to set
criteria  and thresholds on who gets to have a mentor , instead of not
considering the idea all together.
I'd think that, in addition to encouraging more contributors to commit, this
would also improve Debian's perception as a welcoming place, and new
contributors' feeling of belonging to the project ("would anybody even notice
if I were ran down by a bus?")
Or maybe not.
What do /you/ think?
 related talk for inspiration: http://2009.r2.co.nz/20100118/50249.htm
 say, only people that want to eventually become DDs
 random idea: any outsider that's fixed X bugs
debtags-organised WNPP bugs: http://members.hellug.gr/serzan/wnpp