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On extending Debian membership to non-programming contributors

Aug 04, 2010, 13:04 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Stefano raised again the issue of providing some kind of Debian membership to people that contribute to Debian in unusual ways (not involving deep purely technical skills), like doing translation, documentation, marketing, design, etc.

"Each time this discussion comes back, people seem to think that we need another membership status for them. But what for?

"It's true that the name "Debian Developer" is suboptimal for non-programmers. But it's also suboptimal for most DDs, since most of us don't strictly develop software: we "just" maintain packages, mainly developing meta-data around the upstream source code. "Debian Developer" is how we call our full-fledged project members."

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