April Fool! :-) Ritesh On Friday 01 Apr 2005 12:01 pm, Joerg Jaspert wrote: > Hi, > > in the tradition of "Bits from the DAMs", started in January, we are > now sending another mail to inform you about recent decisions we made. > > > Topics in this mail > ------------------- > 1. Handling of Accounts > 2. The NM Process > 3. New Accounts? > 4. While we are at it, some other stuff too > 5. Mailing Lists > 6. Release related > 7. Are we there yet? > > > 1. Handling of Accounts > ----------------------- > > While having a very s3kr1t Cabal-Meeting a bit ago, we decided that > Debian doesn't work anymore the way it is running right now. We gave you > a chance to actually proove we are wrong with this conclusion, but the > huge flamewars following our testmail showed that we are right. > So we decided to have a clean restart with a small team and as such > are deleting every account somewhere around this evening (UTC). > > > 2. The NM Process > ----------------- > > Well, as the Cabal decided in Point 1 that we don't have any > additional accounts in the future, we just stopped the NM Process, no > need for big queues in this process anymore, they will be deleted > shortly after the accounts. > > 3. New Accounts > --------------- > > Note that this all does not mean that there wont be new accounts in the > future. Of course we have plans to let others play with our favourite > Universal Operating System as well, so we will accept new Developers - who > then do all the bad work for us. We took some time to come up with > objective criteria for new Developers (NM), some of them are listed > below, some others are to be announced at the time we start accepting new > people into the project again: > > - a NM must pay both DAMs a sum of money, randomly choosen at the time > he applies. This ensures that we always have enough money to process > the request of NMs, you know it needs time to create accounts! > > - a NM must have machines of all architectures Debian supports at his > home, making them available for all other DDs to access over the net, > so we make sure every DD may know what his packages are doing on other > machines. > > - a NM must agree that he wont ever flame anyone behind any > role-address, except he paid him before. > > - [deleted or anyone from debian-women would kill me. Sorry] > > > 4. While we are at it, some other stuff too > ------------------------------------------- > > Ok, while we are already at this bit-writing thing, we decided to > add just another bit here, no need for an additional mail only wasting > resources. > As we both have some other hats for our nice shoulders, we just > wanted to add that this NEW is also stopped. You aren't able to upload > anymore, so no need for NEW. Of course we will clean the archive, recent > activities with the long NEW queue, and the long past it had made the > archive just too big. The Cabal doesn't use all the packages, so why > should we keep them around? Be prepared for a 1GB Debian Mirror in the > future, carrying all useful stuff you need to have. > > > 5. Mailing Lists > ---------------- > > As we considered the climate on the lists to be BAD, we just decided to > randomly shut them down. Whenever we don't like a thread this list > will be dropped for at least a week. We are sure that this will help us > to get to a much friendlier atmosphere, as random people already > announced that need a while ago. > > > 6. Release related > ------------------ > > What for? With the end of this day we will remove sarge and woody. We > all run sid anyways, so why bother keeping something always outdated? > Its so much simpler to just work on sid. Believe us, we are the Cabal, > we know that. > > > 7. Are we there yet? > -------------------- > > Yes, some ice cream for you. > > > > > Footnotes: >  Sorry, only Bits, not Bytes, we didn't have enough time to prepare > Bytes. Please go and collect as many copies as you need to prepare > a byte out of it yourself. > >  Cabal, OH Cabal. Yes, there is a Cabal. If you need to read > this via a public mailinglist you are not in this Cabal. > Sorry. Bad luck for you. > >  Yes, you know, anyone says small teams are good. > >  Not our own and some hand-selected Cabal Members Accounts of > course. > >  Just think about it. Its *NM* - so *N*o *M*ore Processing fits very > well. > >  Really. We used more than two dices for them! -- Ritesh Raj Sarraf RESEARCHUT -- http://www.researchut.com Gnupg Key ID: 04F130BC "Stealing logic from one person is plagiarism, stealing from many is research".
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