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Re: Naming of non-uploading DDs (Was: GR: welcome non-packaging contributors as Debian project members)

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 09:26:59AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
>If we go for DDs without upload rights, I think that we should be
>extremely careful about not transforming this new kind of DDs into second-class
>members of the project. A way to do that is to avoid giving them a name,
>and emphasize the fact that they are DDs, not another sub-kind of
>project members. The "no upload rights" part would just be a minor
>technical distinction.
>Another way to put it is, imagine you are a DC, and are writing your CV.
>What should you write about your status in Debian? "Debian Contributor"?
>"Debian Developer"? If we create the "Debian Contributor" term, then I'm
>sure that for many DCs, it will be difficult to write "Debian Developer"
>there (Imposter Syndrome, etc), even if that's what should really be
>written, since their contributions to Debian are not less important than
>those of other DDs.
>Just leaving it up to DAM to choose a term would not be enough to avoid
>that. IMHO, DDs without upload rights should not have any sexy name, and
>the distinction between them and DDs with upload rights should only be
>made where it's necessary.


Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"C++ ate my sanity" -- Jon Rabone

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