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Re: Work-needing packages report for Jul 11, 2003

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 08:49:46AM +0200, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:

>  I can't believe that the QA people can say, with a straight face,
>  that they are willing to maintain this pile of dung until someone
>  shows up.  If we have so many maintainers and there are more at the
>  burg's doors piling over each other in order to enter, why does the
>  WNPP list keep growing like this?

Sure there are a number of people at "burg's doors" waiting to become a
Debian Maintainer.  I'm one of them.  As of today, I've been awaiting
DAM approval now for 155 days, with no end to the wait in sight.  I've
already adopted one orphaned package (Jabber) and made significant
improvements to it.  However, the 150+ day wait for DAM approval has
deterred me from looking at adopting any more packages.

Perhaps a requirement of becoming a Debian Maintainer could be the
adoption of one of the WNPP packages (assuming there are any in line
with the applicants skills).  

However, the DAM approval process needs serious review.  Keeping anyone
in awaiting DAM approval for more than 60 days without any kind of
notice or update is quite frankly rude and unneeded.

Jamin W. Collins

Remember, root always has a loaded gun.  Don't run around with it unless
you absolutely need it. -- Vineet Kumar

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