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delegation for the NM Front Desk

Dear Developers, I'm pleased to announce that the NM Front Desk has a
new member: Jan Hauke Rahm. Please join me in welcoming Hauke to the

As a reminder for those of you who might be lost in the gory details,
the NM front desk is the team that runs the NM process and helps DAM in
keeping it smooth. They are (co-)responsible for recent substantial
improvements in the NM process such as the possibility of skipping
entirely T&S for applicants who have already shown their technical
abilities [2], clarifying the role of advocacy messages [3], adapting NM
procedures to the recent membership GR, and more.

On the Front Desk wiki page [1] you can learn more about Front Desk,
including how to help; more recent FD happenings have been covered by a
DebConf11 event hosted by Enrico [4].

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/FrontDesk
[2] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2009/11/msg00005.html
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/05/msg00003.html
[4] http://penta.debconf.org/dc11_schedule/events/751.en.html

Below you can find a formal delegation, listing all team members.


NM Front Desk delegation

I hereby delegate:

- Bernd Zeimetz  (bzed)
- Christoph Berg (myon)
- Enrico Zini    (enrico)
- Jan Hauke Rahm (jhr)
- Xavier Oswald  (xoswald)

as members of the Debian NM Front Desk.

Any previous delegation to the same team, not explicitly listed above,
is revoked.

The delegation is not time-limited. It will be effective until further
changes by present or future DPLs.

Job Description

The Front Desk is the team that runs the NM process and supports the
Debian Account Managers.

Activities of the team include:

- acting as points of contact and support for Application Managers,
  applicants, advocates and everyone involved in the NM process
- assigning AMs to applicants
- dealing with collab-maint [5] join requests
- dealing with requests [6] for temporary porter accounts
- checking AM reports for consistency and handing them over to DAM
- ensuring that the NM process runs smoothly
- managing the NM web interface [7], database, mailing aliases, and
  other infrastructure

[5] https://alioth.debian.org/projects/collab-maint
[6] http://dsa.debian.org/doc/guest-account/
[7] https://nm.debian.org/

Good luck to Hauke and all others FD members for the task ahead of them!
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