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Re: Question to all candidates: How would you enforce Debian Community Guidelines?

Hi Hector,

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 05:55:35PM +0100, Hector Oron wrote:
>   Secondly, I was wondering how Debian could make it easier for people
> to contribute than other (derivatives and non-derivatives)
> distributions. I came up with a really nice draft howto[1]

When you say "I came up with", I presume you actually mean "I found"?
"I came up with" means so much as saying "I wrote", which would be wrong
in this context (I believe enrico wrote it, not you).

At any rate, I was aware of this document; and while I believe it to be
somewhat verbose, I do agree with the general gist of it. That is, while
there might be details that I have a different opinion on, I do think
it's a good thing for people to read and to base their actions on.

In your subject line you ask how I would 'enforce' the dcg. My answer on
that one could be short; I would not, since it is not an official
document that needs to be enforced.

However, as one of my initial actions as DPL, I do intend to submit a
post to debian-devel-announce with a set of guidelines for people to
follow when flamewars happen (and when they don't, in order to avoid
them). It would not be something that I intend to "enforce" in any way
(I do not believe in punitive action except in the most exceptional of
circumstances), but it would describe the way that I already try to
behave, and the way that I would encourage others to behave as well.
This would reproduce some of the (IMO) more useful suggestions from the
dcg augmented with some of my own suggestions.

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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