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Re: Re-thinking Debian membership

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 10:29:54AM +0200, Michael Hanke wrote:
> > If you want to help over with that, step in and help the currently
> > understaffed MIA team.
> This is the main point! Changing the default from 'once in, in forever'
> to 'in as long as being active' makes the MIA team obsolete.
> I do realize, that it is not that simple. As we have the concept of
> packages being more or less 'owned' by their maintainers, some
> desire to determine whether a package has to be orphaned remains --
> which has to be done someone. But the whole situation, including the
> workload of the MIA team should improve dramatically once each
> project member gets an automatic expiration date attached, because
> it shifts the need to initiate an action from 'the project' to its
> members.

Fair enough, this is possibly a _wonderful_ idea!

Still, I believe that the appropriate where to discuss this is with
the MIA team, because they do have experience in dealing with these
kind of issues, don't you think?

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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