Re: NM non-process
OK. I'm going to go ahead and state this quite bluntly. It's beginning
to look to me like James Troup is a large part of the problem, if not
the whole problem.
1) He has an incredible record of poor communications skills in his role
2) He has a similar record in his role as FTPmaster (well documented on
3) and even a similar record as a package maintainer (see
4) He has a lot of responsible roles in the Debian project, all at once,
so he's likely to be overloaded.
The primary, most fundamental problem with the NM process, by general
agreement, is lack of communication from DAM. Being left in limbo is
not acceptable (for reasons given elsewhere).
James Troup has a record of poor communucations skills. The DAM
position requires good communications skills. Therefore, he is an
extremely poor choice for DAM, and should be replaced as soon as possible.
This is not intended to attack his character, which I am sure is good,
or his intentions, or his abilities in other areas, which seem to be
very strong. His communication skills, however, are clearly *not*
sufficient for the DAM job. Plus, he's got too much Debian work on his
Martin Schulze is listed as the other DAM member. He's also the Press
Contact, so I certainly hope he has good communication skills! Perhaps
he could take over and give comments to all the people who have been
hanging in DAM limbo, or approve or reject them.
If he doesn't want to, the DPL should really do something. The current
NM "process" is a good way to discourage anyone from helping Debian at
all. I certainly hope that isn't its goal.