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Bug#202303: www.debian.org: /devel/join/newmaint should encourage to contribute before applying

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 06:59:25PM +0200, Robert Lemmen wrote:
> the current threads on debian-devel about the nm-process make me think
> that some confusion could be avoided in the future by small changes to
> the new maintainer page encouraging interested persons to contribute to
> debian in a significant way before trying to apply. i attached an
> example 

Has anyone objections against or suggestions for this patch?

I would remove the sentence "and in this context not necessarily the
best either." but apply the rest of it.


> Index: newmaint.wml
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/webwml/webwml/english/devel/join/newmaint.wml,v
> retrieving revision 1.44
> diff -u -u -r1.44 newmaint.wml
> --- newmaint.wml	18 Jul 2003 08:56:25 -0000	1.44
> +++ newmaint.wml	21 Jul 2003 16:54:05 -0000
> @@ -9,8 +9,13 @@
>  can find all the details of applying, the process details, and how to track
>  the progress of ongoing applications.</p>
> -<p>If you want to do something for Debian but without becoming a developer,
> -there are several other ways <a href="./">in which you can help</a>.
> +<p>Please note that it is not necessary to become a developer before
> +contributing to Debian. It is actually much more likely that you will be
> +accepted if you have contributed a significant amount of work before. Packaging
> +software for Debian is not the only way that you can help, and in this context
> +not necessarily the best either. There is a lot of <a href="./">other work</a>
> +that needs to be done that will get you accustomed to Debian, it's developers
> +and ways to handle things.</p>
>  <table border="0" align="center" width="75%">
>  <tr>

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