"H. S. Teoh" <email@example.com> writes: > On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 11:30:02PM -0800, Tom Marshall wrote: > [snip] >> under sponsorship at almost any time. However, the prospect of an unbounded >> waiting period with no feedback has made me reconsider whether I really want >> to go through with it. If new DD's are not important enough to the >> organization to be given prompt and considerate attention (at least a >> timeline and some feedback), why should I join that organization? Existing >> DD's have volunteered to package my application and I could simply accept >> their offer without the extra stress. > > Note, however, that people *are* getting through the NM process, in spite > of the perceived problems. Unfortunately, the few who aren't getting > through aren't getting any feedback, and they are complaining about it > because of the lack of information. Well, since the week ending October 20, in which 16 applicants became maintainers: * 69 people submitted applications * 18 applicants were recommended by their AM's * 3 applicants became maintainers (2 of which were "fast-tracked" because of their work on d-i) which doesn't reflect the 30 or so applicants who have been awaiting DAM approval since before October 20. So, in past 78 days, exactly 3 applicants (or only 1 if you ignore special circumstances) have become maintainers, out of 59 valid candidates. I don't think you can say with a straight face that people are getting through the NM process, especially if you consider that there isn't any reason (that I have seen spoken publicly) to make an applicant wait for DAM approval at all. If it is the intention of the DAM to make applicants wait for approval (for example, to prove their commitment to the project by being active maintainers for 6 months or more), then that should be stated as part of the NM process. Or, if the DAM believes that too many weak candidates are getting AM recommendations, and thus he has to spent too much time weeding through applications, then the AM's criteria should be revised. Right now, obviously something is very broken. -- Curse my natural showmanship!
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