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RE: HOWTO gatekeeper?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: User one account []
> Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2000 7:29 PM
> To: ldp-discuss@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: HOWTO gatekeeper?
> On Sat, 11 Mar 2000, Guylhem Aznar wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 04, 2000 at 06:34:01PM -0600, briank@hex.net wrote:
> > > Could someone involved with the LDP be kind enough to 
> advise me who is
> > > the responsible "gatekeeper" for HOWTO submissions to the LDP?  
> > 
> > The HOWTOs must be sent to ldp-submit, where we receive and process
> > them.
> I think you missed the point.  I believe this request for a 
> "gatekeeper" was in
> response to a posting critical of a Linux Astronomy Resources 
> HOWTO.  I didn't
> keep the originals but there was a statement to the effect 
> that the LDP was for
> Linux and that the original poster (briank@hex.net) should 
> take his astronomy
> howto elsewhere.  So in that context, a gatekeeper would be 
> someone who lets in
> some howto's and keeps out others.

I believe that the response telling them to "take their astronomy elsewhere"
was sent privately, because I never saw it.  The original poster DID
respond, and explain further what they had in mind.  I believe that we do
need a "gatekeeper", but the role isn't clearly defined.  However, as we
consider this question, we need to remember that this is a Bazaar, and not a
Cathedral, from the way that most of the people here feel about it.  Right
now, we don't have any policies on what gets accepted, at least nothing
formal.  These are just another part of the things that need to be defined.
If you want to work on that, start a new thread and propose some ideas, I
don't have time to come up with a proposal, I'm still working on getting CVS
sorted out a little better.

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