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People behind Debian: Enrico Zini, member of the New Maintainer Frontdesk

Sep 10, 2011, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"One of the first things I noticed when I become a Front Desk member is that there was a tendency to advocate people too early, thinking "by the time they'll get an AM, they'll know enough".

Unfortunately, this didn't always work, and once the real NM process started it would turn into a very long and demotivating experience both for the applicant and for the AM. So we tried raising the bar on advocacies, and that seems to have helped a lot. If people join NM when they are ready, it means that NM is quick and painless both for them and their AMs, who are therefore able to process more applicants.

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