Re: Re-thinking Debian membership
On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 03:50:28PM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> pe, 2008-10-24 kello 11:42 +0200, Michael Hanke kirjoitti:
> > What does this mean? It automatically ends after a vote or two
> > years? Or is it rather (semi)automatically extended by continued
> > contributions of a yet to be defined type (e.g. package uploads, bug
> > reports/fixes)?
> You become a member, and you'll be a member for two years. If you vote,
> the timer resets and you will again be a member for two years. Vote
> again, and the timer resets again. Etc. The resetting is automatic, as
> is the retiring. No other contributions are counted, just voting (an
> "abstain" vote is fine), because otherwise we get into a mess of
> defining what kind of contribution counts and what does not.
If you're going to do this, there should also be another way than
"voting" for people to reset their timer. I wouldn't want to see people
having to propose a null vote because they didn't care for any official
votes during the last two years and now find themselves in danger of
being kicked out because they consider actually working on Debian to be
of more importance than voting.
Just a mailbot should be enough there, I guess.
(not that I endorse the whole, but I thought this was important)
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