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Re: Improving the DAM-queue?

On Sun, Oct 15, 2006 at 10:50:23AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Oct 2006, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > How about requiring all new NM applicants to join an existing package
> > maintenance team?
> Because we're volunteers, we can't require people to work in specific area
> if that area is of no interest for them.
> Of course, given the large number of teams, I bet most NM could have an
> interest in working in some teams...
> > Another possibility is to require new applicants to adopt packages which
> > are O, RFA or join someone as a co-maintainer or become a co-maintainer
> > for a package that has an RFH out there.
> Indeed, doing QA work is a good way to learn and I spontaneously did that
> when I got my Debian account... but the solution to orphaned packages is
> not forcing NM to adopt them.
> The set of software we're using today is not the same than the set of
> software we used 10 years ago, so yes we must remove some orphaned
> packages. In other cases, the software might still be in use and we should
> try to find a solution if there's no DD willing to maintain it: here I'm
> thinking of the "Debian Maintainer" idea thrown out by Anthony Towns (which
> would let non-DD maintain a single package after a few runs of usual
> sponsorship).
Good points.  I was just offering suggestions, though.



Roberto C. Sanchez

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