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Re: (long reply) Re: NM saga (all of it - Joey, this means you)

Daniel Stone wrote:
> (Joey, this is CC'ed to you because of the DAM bit, please take it to
> heart).
> > As I mentioned before, I have passed all tasks and skills to become a NM, I'm
> > just waiting DAM approval.
> You too? Whacky. Seems to be the tale of virtually every person in the NM
> queue I know. Passed P&P. Passed T&S. Passed ID. Waiting, waiting, waiting
> for DAM approval. (OK, I can't speak, still waiting for my AM to approve my
> ID stage. But I know about 5 people in a similar stage, who have been for
> months).

There are a lot of people in the DAM approval stage, but it isn't
a fact that virtually ever person is waiting DAM approval. There are
149 applicants in processing phase, and 52 people at DAM approval phase.

The most interesting part of the statistics, however, is that maximum days
for awaiting DAM approval is 190. Contrasted to average days of 29, this
does indicate a bit of unfairness in the order of processing in that stage.
Don't forget that processing phase depends on applicant's response time and
DAM approval depends solely on DAM. So, this is a problem.

On the other hand, I don't think any subjective opinion on the part of
DAM has officially prevented a NM who has been successfully processed.
I'm totally confident that DAM has no such intention as preventing people
from becoming maintainers; I prefer to think of it as it is a matter of
efficiency and since the current single DAM does not work good enough the task
should be delegated to a group of people.

What is DPL's opinion? I'd be glad if we he heard his ideas on this problem.


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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