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Re: so ... let's merge DAM and FD?

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 07:11:08PM +0200, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> Richard Hecker wrote:
> > While consensus might exist that eliminating bureaucracy is
> > good, division of labor can be a good thing too.  I do not think you
> > have established the need to combine the FD and DAM tasks.  Are
> > you claiming the DAMs are too bureaucratic?

> No, what is bureaucratic is having to wait one month for FD to review one
> application, just to say `hey it's complete`, and pass it to the DAM. Then wait
> another month. I don't see the point in it being reviewed twice if FD has no say
> in the final decision and his only task is to check that everything is complete.

In practice this should only be a problem if the FD check is causing DAM
queue starvation.  But then, if the DAM gets ahead of FD, there's no reason
they couldn't step in and pull directly from the FD queue, right?

The converse, giving FD the same powers of DAM, is an expansion of the
powers of the FD members which I don't see justification for.  If the DAM
thought the FD members were ready to be DAM, they could just as well propose
themselves that they should be added as DAM.

I definitely *don't* agree that there's justification for automatically
merging the FD into DAM.

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