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Re: congratulations to our ftp-master team

> [Anand Kumria's sarcastic criticism of the ftp-master team removed]

On the contrary, it seems to me that the ftp-master team is doing a
fantastic job and has been for many months.  They have stayed on top
of the flurry of NEW packages generated by two series of library
renames from two separate C++ transitions, have generally kept the
response times for most packages down to a good level, and have come
forward with a list of most reasons for package rejection.  Removal
requests are also handled in a timely fashion.  These are all vast
improvements from not that long ago when NEW processing had pretty
much stalled.  I think the debian project owes much gratitude to the
members of the ftp-master team whose job is vital to the smooth
functioning of the project but who receive notice generally only when
things aren't going well.  The team works because people like Joerg
Jaspert have come forward and just started helping when there was a
need, and have continued to help in a job in which silence is
considered a complement.  I think that real, non-sarcastic
congratulations are in order.

I'm sure the appreciation I feel for the team is much more common
among the developer community than the complaints of an irate user.
It's also worth noting that constructive comments or actual help have
a stronger track record of improving things than do sarcastic
remarks.  Either way, the original subject of the message was right on

Jay Berkenbilt <qjb@debian.org>

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