Bits from the DPL -- June 2016
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Newmaint delegation revoked
The Newmaint team is responsible of checking new Debian Maintainers
applications, and ask addition of the applicants keys to the Debian
Nowadays, the process is administrative and doesn't require special
powers. That is, it consists of checking that some criteria are met
as described on  and submitting a ticket to the team responsible
of updating the GPG keyring.
Following the same reasoning applied for Frontdesk , delegation
for the Newmaint team is therefore revoked. This does not mean that
the team ceases to exist, but only that it doesn't need any special
powers to perform its assigned tasks. It is up to anyone to step up
and help current members of the Newmaint team.
Debian Sun Camp
Tincho and Ana organized the Debian Sun Camp , May 26-29. The
main goal of the event was to socialize and hack with Debian folks
under the sun! I attended DSC16 and had the opportunity to:
- - Have lengthy (yet useful!) discussions about DebConf. Ideas on
what is important in order to make a DebConf happen and how to
make its organization more manageable. Discussions about this
topic will happen during DebConf and on mailing-lists.
- - Have an impromptu meeting with a Debian Auditor and agree on a
work plan. The minutes of the meeting can be found here:
- - Have fun!
I am pleased to announce that Laura Arjona Reina <larjona> and Neil
McGovern <neilm> accepted to join the Anti-Harassment team .
Regular pings of some teams
We have many teams in Debian who deal with different organizational
parts and whose work is not necessarily visible to everybody. Some
of them are part of some core processes within Debian, some are
contact points for people from outside the project. So it is quite
important to make sure those teams are functional and active.
In order to avoid surprises as much as we can, I decided to send
regular pings to have an accurate idea of their status. A short
reply is only what is needed. No long reports are required. If I
get no reply within a month, which I consider it to be a fair
delay, I may declare the team as MIA and start working on
Expenses made by project members for Debian are reimbursed by one
our Trusted Organizations , depending on the kind of the expense
and the enquerier's location. During the last couple of weeks,
together with Debian Auditors, we tried to get procedures
documented for all of our TOs . More concretely, we have added
reimbursement procedures for Debian France and Debian.ch. Requests
made to the aforementioned TOs will be tracked in RT tickets to
make it easier to track.
Next, we will work on getting these procedures simplified and
unified as much as possible.
- - Approved purchase of a Jetson TK1 Developer Kit. (Up to $250)
- - Approved payment of a care pack for fasolo.debian.org which will be the new
ftp-master machine, replacing franck.d.o ($1,573.38)
- - Approved purchase of PGP hardware tokens for DAMs. (Up to 200€)
My day-to-day log of DPL activities is available on master.debian.org:
- - /srv/leader/news/bits-from-the-DPL.txt.201606
- - /srv/leader/news/bits-from-the-DPL.txt.201605
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