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

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 01:17:27PM -0500, Paul Baker wrote:

> On Thursday, October 3, 2002, at 12:44 PM, Branden Robinson wrote:

> >The DAMs are not, in my opinion, entitled to keep their own counsel
> >about why they refuse to approve a new-maintainer applicant who has
> >passed all the other checks, by "losing them in the system" for several
> >months.  At the very least, the applicant's AM should be informed of
> >this, and the applicant's status should be placed "on hold".  In most
> >cases, I doubt extreme discretion is warranted, and the reason for the
> >applicant being placed on hold should be publicly viewable at
> >nm.debian.org.

> >Or perhaps this phenomenon is so common that all applicants who are
> >waiting on DAM approval for more than, say, 30 days should 
> >automatically
> >have their status changed to "on hold", with an explanation of "unknown
> >(awaiting DAM feedback)".

> Branden, make it happen and I'll vote for you in the next DPL election 
> assuming I'm a DD by then. ;-)

Oh sure, give the DAM *more* reasons to hold up applicant processing...

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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