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Re: Excessive wait for DAM - something needs to be done

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 12:32:49PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Hi, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> > So, it might take people 3 years, but YMMV.
> The problem is that the last step doesn't have an odometer, nor a gas
> gauge, thus you don't know your mileage until you arrive.
> Anyway, [1] states that the DAM does have a backup (joey). Apparently,
> both haven't been able to do any NM processing for the past six weeks.

db.debian.org (samosa) is down at the moment, presumably no one can
create accounts.

> Might it be possible to replace the single-point-of-failure DAM with a
> Peer Review system? I.e., some DDs (the existing AMs?) are tasked with
> checking the AM reports; three(?) YES votes approves the new maintainer,
> one NO vote (with justification please...) relegates them to the DAM.

Perhaps we need a more well-defined action to take here rather than
relegation to the DAM.

> If people think this is a good idea, I am willing, and actually have the
> time, to extend the NM pages to implement this.

Lots of us think something along the lines is a good idea.  Refusal of
the parties who actually need to be involved in these changes (front
desk and DAM) to engage in the discussion puts a bit of a damper on


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