[mdz at ubuntu.com: Re: Input Required: Application Review Board]

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 6 12:01:45 BST 2010

On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 08:12:07AM -0700, Jono Bacon wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-09-03 at 16:06 +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > I noticed that it wasn't a prerequisite to be a MOTU or core developer or
> > > Debian developer, which is a bit surprising to me (maybe I missed some
> > > previous discussion on this?).  Anyone who has enough packaging experience
> > > to be able to review other people's work should surely be qualified to
> > > upload their own work to Ubuntu or Debian, no?  I guess the idea is that
> > > they are evaluating the packages as a group, rather than individually.
> Indeed: this is a group evaluation, and on the board Allison, Elliot
> (MOTU), Andrew (MOTU), and Stéphane (core-dev) have packaging
> experience, with all members having programming experience.
> > > How many seats are we aiming to fill on the board?
> We originally discussed five to seven, so this will be five.

I'm happy for us to seed this new Board in fairly ad hoc fashion, since we
don't know exactly how it will work until we try it.  Under the
circumstances, I think perhaps the best thing would be to have a relatively
short initial term (say 6 months?), after which we will go through a more
formal evaluation process.  Does that sound OK?

 - mdz

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