Hi, Lucas Nussbaum a écrit , Le 14/09/2010 18:56: > While I support welcoming non-packaging contributors as project members, > I am concerned that we are creating the concept of second-class DDs (or > at least, that it will be communicated like that). > > I see two different ways to avoid that: > > [A] Avoid giving DDs without upload rights any special name or title > (like "Debian Contributors"). Their official title should be "Debian > Developers", and they should only be special-cased in the documents > where the distinction between DDs with upload rights and DDs without > upload rights is important. > > [B] Give everybody upload rights anyway. If we trust them to influence > the project's decisions through voting, we should probably trust them to > do the right thing and not upload packages when they don't feel > qualified to. After all, I am a DD, I have the technical power to make > changes to eglibc and upload it, but I should probably not do that. Why > am I treated differently from DCs in that regard? > Of course, we have a problem with security, and it's probably not very > reasonable to have 1000 DDs able to upload every package, and connect to > every project machine. So I think that we could use this GR to ask DSA, > DAM and keyring-maint to investigate changes to the Debian > infrastructure that would mitigate security issues in the case of a > compromise of a DD's credentials. Examples, just to illustrate what I'm > thinking about: > - create a "limited upload rights mode", where DDs would only be allowed > to upload their own packages. Action from the DD, like a login on > db.debian.org, would be required to switch to "full upload rights > mode", and that mode would auto-expire after a month without any > upload. > - do something similar for access to project machines. > > > My own preference is [B] > [A] > [original GR proposal]. But I'd like to > hear some other opinions before working on a draft amendment for either > [A] or [B]. I second Lucas' proposal, with the very same preference order. Thanks, _gilles.
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