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Re: Question about membership.

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 09:17:44AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Dear all,
> Following the ‘Membership procedures’ GR, discussion on membership
> were started after the Lenny release, but eventually stopped. In this
> thread it was proposed to trust DDs to nominate other members and I
> found the idea very interesting.  In order to make it more consensual,
> there is probably a need for making concessions like shortlisting the
> trusted DDs according to some criteria like the time they have already
> spent in the project. I would actually be tempted to propose a more
> variable but more symbolic measurment of time: having been part of the
> project for at least one full release cycle.

I don't think this will help, at all.

The DM procedure allows people to upload packages after just one Debian
Developer has advocated them. This is a good way for people without full
developer status to cooperate on Debian.

Giving people full developer status should not be something we go over
lightly. I happen to know that frontdesk and the DAM do not mind a
'lightweight' T&S part of the NM procedure for those people who have
shown exceptional skill.

However, I don't think we should reduce on the P&P part of NM. We do not
wish people to join the project who do not understand what 'free
software' means.

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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