Jonas is now pkg-multimedia admin

Jonas Smedegaard dr at
Thu Jan 6 21:33:13 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 03:49:19PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 15:08:44 (CET), Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 01:51:13PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>>>On Wed, Jan 05, 2011 at 12:55:04 (CET), Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>>> Are anyone else not admins?  If so, I suggest either we decide on a 
>>>> public policy on our reasoning for differentiating, or 
>>>> (preferrably) have everyone be admins at Alioth: We do use 
>>>> distributed VCS for all our work, so noone really can do much harm, 
>>>> I believe.
>>> I'd prefer to go with the principle of least priviledge, which means 
>>> that admin status is only granted if someone requires or asks for 
>>> it. I've noticed that you repond rather quickly to new introductions 
>>> for prospective members, so having you as admin just makes sense to 
>>> me.
>>> OTOH, I'd encourage everyone that currently has admin status to 
>>> consider dropping it in case he doesn't require it.
>> Then let me put it upside down: What extra responsibilities am I now 
>> burdenend with, compared to those not admins in this team?
>Currently, I see (anyone feel free to correct me)
> - approving new applications after making sure that they are fit
> - editing the meta data of the alioth project

  - grant others membership of the admin club

>> I would like us to be as equal as possible in this team.  We are not 
>> equal outside of the team (some of us have access to upload to 
>> Debian, Ubuntu, Skolelinux or other places, some are rich, some get 
>> laid etc.) but I fail to see the need for multiple access levels here 
>> in this team.
>Everyone in the team is allowed to welcome prospective members. Those 
>that actively do so (properly) are granted admin priviledges. To my 
>book, this makes all team members practically "equal".

In my vocabulary that might be _principally_ equal, but practically not: 
It's like saying we all are practically conomically equal when we can 
all buy lottery tickets.

What do others think?

  - Jonas

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