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Re: Suggestion: Time limit for NM process

On Sun, 02 Apr 2006, Thomas Hood wrote:
> Don Armstrong wrote:
> > In most cases, an applicant who hasn't entered DAMnation within one
> > year of having an AM assigned either has a busy AM, or should have
> > been put on hold by the AM. The former probably should be solved by
> > the AM in question reducing the number of applicants that they are
> > handling or cloning themselves so they have more free time; the latter
> > is just a matter of AMs being more agressive in putting people who are
> > taking a long time to complete the process on hold.
> What a time limit would do is force the AM to make a decision. If
> the end of the year approaches and the process is not complete then
> the AM has to decide either to process the application or reject the
> applicant.
> It could happen that an AM lets the year elapse without making a
> decision, but this is then a clear opportunity for the FD to fire
> the AM.

So you want to have less AMs...

> > I think a set of DD continuing education coupled with NM training
> > is a good idea. Why don't you organize something along those lines
> > and see if people participate?
> The creation of the course should happen in combination with the
> time limit so that there is a motivation for applicants to follow
> the course. (The applicant is motivated to follow the course if he
> or she knows that there is only so much time within which all
> questions have to be answered.)

An applicant should be motivated to follow the course because the
course will teach them valuable information... if they're not
interested in learning skills that will help them as a developer,
perhaps they shouldn't be becomming one?

> The reason I won't set this up myself is that I'm not a DD.

What does that matter? Being an active and positive contributor to
Debian makes your application process much easier, because everyone in
the process can point to a body of work that you've done, and see the
interactions that you've had instead of ferreting them out.

Don Armstrong

All bad precedents began as justifiable measures.
 -- Gaius Julius Caesar in "The Conspiracy of Catiline" by Sallust

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