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Re: DAM and NEW queues processing

Le Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 11:17:15PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> I was wondering whether we could, for instance, sign with different
> keys a NEW upload to notify FTP masters about the number of people
> which reviewed a given package to give you "hints" (of course
> according to the reputation of the signers in term of copyright review
> abilities). There might be simpler ways though.

Hi Stefano,

I propose to use the ITP bug for this. This would make the reviews public, and
could allow post-upload reviews. This way, there are less reviews when the
queue is short, and more reviews when the queue is long, which sounds like a
nice self-regulated system to my biologists ears.

In addition, it can help to have outsider reviews, which may be less biased
than team co-members. For instance after uploading a package to NEW, a
developer could review the two packges above his. This introduces randomness
and again some self-regulation, since the developers who use the system also
have to contribute to it.

To answer to Neil's earlier question, after such a system is established and is
successful, it can either be used to facilitate the recruitment of new members
of the ‘FTP assitant’ team, or as a seed to replace the existing system.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy

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