Yaroslav Halchenko <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 01:51:53PM +0200, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote: >>> I'm not sure if any additional AMs are necessary -- there is a >>> sufficient quantity of them to cover all current DD applicants... >> No. > Indeed - I counted "grave stones" as well. So there are 61 registered > AMs. And just 39 from them are "active" (ie having ND assigned and not > yet waiting for DAM) with next AMs being most active: > > 19 he > 11 joerg Well, both Joerg and me want to reduce the number of applicants we're processing at the same time, so more AMs would really be helpful. The problem is that Application Managers need to be able to invest some time on a regular basis *and* know a lot about Debian Policy, Packaging and QA. That's the reason for the usual "AMs should be DDs for 6 months". We know that this is very general, but it allows people to gain experience as mentors and sponsors. Sometimes, we ignore it - when people have shown their skills in the NM checks, for example. It's not easy to see how well someone will work as Application Manager before they actually do it. AMs who used to be very responsive, friendly and tried to explain everything tend to get bored by the repetition; others get more experience or learn new stuff and become better AMs after some time. Marc -- BOFH #280: Traceroute says that there is a routing problem in the backbone. It's not our problem.
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