non-MOTU Hopeful contributions (was:: GetDeb Project (Why I participate))

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Oct 17 18:06:58 BST 2007

On Wednesday 17 October 2007 12:10, Emmet Hikory wrote:
>     Separately, how do others feel about accelerating the process to
> join MOTU?  Should it be relatively simple (people demonstrate they
> can fix some bugs, have some basic packaging skills, and interact with
> the MOTU community), or relatively complex (people demonstrate a
> significant committment to sustained Ubuntu development, specific
> interests and goals towards the improvement of Ubuntu, and have
> already become a respected member of the Universe packaging /
> development community (MOTU + possible future MOTUs + participatory
> DDs & upstreams + casual universe developers)?  I can see benefits to
> both sides, but have yet to see significant discussion on the topic
> aside from "there's too much work: more people would help".

I think the most important thing is that the person be trusted not to upload 
broken stuff very often and to fix it when they do.  I wouldn't mind having 
MOTUs with only casual interest as long as when they did upload something it 
was good/made good.  I believe that the trus issue is much more imporant than 
any particular technical skill set.

Scott K

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