[long response time too]

A couple things:

1. I should probably clarify that I certainly can *handle* bugs filed
against any of my packages, in the sense that I can respond to them, fix
them, and create a new package with the new version, but I basically had no
experience tagging or assigning or triaging or whatever other things you can
do with the metadata.

2. While I'm totally down with teamwork, I've been subscribed to the
pkg-multimedia-maintainer mailing list for a while now, and I have to say
that the volume is almost too much for me to handle on a daily basis, and
certainly will be in a couple months when I start school again (not to
mention the -commits mailing list, which seems to be even *higher* volume).

So honestly, although you've convinced me that I'd be qualified to join the
team, and I'll hang out with you guys and help out when I have time, I just
don't think I could handle being subscribed to the mailing lists for any
substantial amount of time.


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:21 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:

> Hi Jeremy (and fellow Multimedia Maintainers),
> [sorry forthe lateresponse!]
> On 11-06-02 at 07:50am, Jeremy Salwen wrote:
> > I'm confused, because there seem to be two standards by which one
> > might join the Debian Multimedia Maintainers team.  The first seems to
> > be an informal one, by which someone who has created a couple of
> > debian packages is invited to join (Alessio extended to me a similar
> > offer).  If I thought this were the final word, I would be happy to
> > join.  However, when I go to the website to look into joining, I find
> > a second set of standards, including the items:
> >
> >    - are familiar with managing bugs in debian.
> >    - agree to review other's work (patches and packages).
> >
> > Neither of which I am okay with.  I am not familiar with managing bugs
> > in debian.  I simply don't know how to do anything besides send an
> > email to the bug report.
> >
> > As for the second point, I suppose I could technically review others'
> > work, but it probably wouldn't be much of a review.  Much of this
> > stuff is over my head.  If I were to look at the source of Ardour, for
> > instance, it would probably take me a week to make heads or tails of
> > it.
> The requirement about managing bugs is mostly aimed at contributors
> *less* involved than you - in fact I am surprised by your comment: As
> maintainer for a package officially part of Debian, you *must* be able
> to handle bugs filed against it!
> That other requirement about reviewing works of others really is about
> interest in doing teamwork.  Feel free to ask questions, but don't join
> if you do not intend to contribute yourself. That's more fun for us all.
> But both those requirements are about _interest_ in such work.  We are
> not an sxclusive club and we do not require university degrees or DD
> membership for you to work with us.
> Have a look at our mailinglist, or join our IRC channel.  I am confident
> that you will find us to be pretty nice people to hang out with :-D
> Kind regards,
>  - Jonas
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