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Re: Not every package should enter Debian (was: Re: Who cares about NEW when there are bigger issues? (was Re: Is NEW processing on hold? (was: Question for candidate Towns)))

On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 06:50:05PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > In that light, fully automatic NEW processing will not hurt at all (I agree 
> > that a delay of a few days is sensible to give us time to react to the 
> > worst problem cases.)
> Unfortunately reality isn't so simple. In practice, the ftp-masters
> have also become the review point for new packages. We *need* new
> packages reviewing just to filter out some of the worst of the stupid
> from the archive; frankly we need more than just new packages
> reviewing. However, splitting that task out would probably be a good
> idea.

Peer review would then be a good idea. A package .changes gets signed by as
many as 3 ftp-masters of a group of 10 (read it as an example) and then the
package enters.

Other ideas could include a mechanism of votations, where of 4 needed votes
for a package to enter (out of 10 F-M), negative votes also can be sent.

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