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Re: why MIA database restricted only for DDs

On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 05:26:41PM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> 2007/10/16, Ana Guerrero <ana@debian.org>:
> > > I guess I'm being a bit the advocate of the Devil here, but isn't that
> > > as invasive of their privacy as having direct access to the MIA
> > > database? :P XD
> > >
> >
> > No, a mia-query contains private information, stuff like: "started a new job
> > promised work again in his/her packages soon". It is not exaclty the same that
> > tell you whether this maintainer is already being tracked.
> > Another option is sent a mail to mia AT qa.debian.org stating why you think this
> > maintainer is MIA, and the mia team will track if needed.
> Then, back to the original proposal, wouldn't it make sense to have a
> public binary database stating if a person is MIA or not and just that
> info? It might be quite useful to us, non-DDs, it won't invade
> anyone's privacy and I don't think it would be difficult to implement.

If a person is really MIA they will loose their DD status, either
voluntary or forced. That's what the WAT run that is happening is
about... for the other cases it doesn't make sense to have a binary



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