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Re: new maintainter process [was: Re: Orphaning my packages]

On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 11:43:35PM -0400, Duncan Findlay wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 05:34:22AM +0200, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> > > is this a common problem with the new maintainer process? does anybody
> > > have any hints as to why this took so long?
> > 
> > I think it is. I am in the NM queue since 2001-06-07. Still there,
> > waiting for the DAM approval since 2002-01-01, with absolutely no clues
> > about what is the actual status or who is the actual referrer.
> > You may see some statistics in http://nm.debian.org/ .
> Often, the DAM, currently James Troup, has to telephone those awaiting
> DAM approval, especially if there is something slightly unusual with
> the application (scanned ID, for example). This is a good thing. We
> need applicants to go through two levels of checks; we don't want just
> anyone to be able to be a Debian developer, we expect a certain
> standard. As James is one of the busiest members of Debian, he rarely
> has time to make these phone calls. I waited 7 months for DAM
> approval, it was frustrating, but don't worry about it. It'll happen
> eventually.
> Furthermore, the NM process seems to be even busier now than it was a
> year ago, when I first entered. I'd expect wait times to be longer.

If there was at least some feedback, either by mail or on web page
about the status of ones application. I'm waiting for some months
as well and can't even tell if I'm in the queue or not.

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