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

Jono Bacon jono at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 6 23:54:02 BST 2010

On Sep 6, 2010, at 4:01 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 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?

It is funny you should say that, but I was thinking the same thinking thing - I think a six month term could be an appropriate term to trial the board and the current process. What does everyone else think?


Sent from my mobile, please forgive my brevity.
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