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Re: Re-thinking Debian membership - take #1: inactivity

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 06:03:41PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> [ The original post I'm replying to is at
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2008/10/msg00145.html ]
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 11:44:03AM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > I do not like the way Joerg wants to change the way people become and
> > are members of the Debian project. It's not all bad, but on the whole it
> > makes some of the worst parts of Debian become worse. It concentrates
> > power into fewer hands, removes some of the benefits of the Debian
> > Maintainer process, adds more hoops to jump through, and makes the whole
> > question of what it means to be a member of Debian massively
> > complicated.
> > 
> > I think we should go in the opposite direction: massively simplify
> > the whole membership thing.
> This proposal received a lot of interest back then, but in the end
> went nowhere. I think we should resurrect it and put into use at least
> some of its parts. In particular, the part about "expiration of DD
> rights" received only minor criticisms; criticisms which I've tried to
> address.
> The essence of the proposal I'm advancing follows; if there is
> interest, it should then be converted into a GR text and voted upon.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> * DDs which are not active for 2 years or more automatically loose
>   vote and upload rights.
> * Activity is defined as not having neither voted nor signed any
>   upload (in the past 2 years).
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have nothing against this in principle, but how is this any different
from the people who manage the MIA database?

The biometric identification system at the gates of the CIA headquarters
works because there's a guard with a large gun making sure no one is
trying to fool the system.

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