Why is Joey not an ftpmaster?
This is becoming an FAQ here is a more verbose answer.
- Becoming an ftpmaster requires quite some amount of introduction work from what I've seen. I don't want to spend my time on this.
- Being an ftpmaster requires quite some insight in the tools used to maintainer the archieve (James' Katie Crew) and they break every once in a while, often with regards to stable updates. I simply don't have the time to grok these tools as well.
- Being an ftpmaster means more competence, responsibility and power. I already have enough hats within the Debian project.
- If I would be an ftpmaster technically, I know that I would help with all aspects of ftpmaster work whenever I notice a bottleneck. Guess what that will mean to my time and other projects.
- There has to be some jobs and tasks in the Debian project that I am not responsible for. Maybe I'm too na´ve, but I do believe that.
Hence, I don't want to become an ftpmaster, not even technically.
However, since I'm trying to update the stable Debian release (would become the third update of 3.0) from April 2004 to [insert release date here], it may be a requirement for me to become an ftpmaster, just so that there is a chance to get stable updated at all.