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Re: New-maintainer - STOP THAT SHIT

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> Laying the (even perceived) responsibility of a whole part of Debian into
> the hands of a single person has lead to resignation before (Christian
> Schwartz wrt Policy). It was one of Manojs excellent intuitions to not let
> this happen again in this area, by developing the infrastructure that would
> allow a group doing the work, and the editor would just release what is
> decided by consensus. I think in a similar way the AMs are the group who do
> the work, and the DAMs only implement this (they actually have the
> possibility to override this, but they should only do so for special
> reasons. Eventually they might have to defend their decision or have it
> overridden by the developers). This removes a lot of the burden from the
> DAMs, don't you think so?

Maybe there should be a change in the constitution, so not only a special
deligate is responsible for new developers or for expelling existing ones, but
there should be a comittee for this sort of decisions. And the decisions of
this comittee may only be overridden by the project leader with public

Until the next mail...,

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