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

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 10:52:20AM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> My opinion in two short comments:
>> - reduce the time to 1 year
> This introduces the possibility that, even if the DD votes in every election
> and uploads their packages once per release cycle, they'll be MIAed out of
> Debian - if one year the DPL vote is a little early, and the next year it's
> a little late, and there are no GRs during the intervening year, then a year
> passes in between votes.
> I think if we're going to expire DDs out in the described fashion, 2 years
> is the minimum threshold we should use.

But two years may be two DPL periods, or one. Probably we should use something
like one year for uploads and two chances for votes (GR or DPL, doesn't matter),
whatever will be the longer time.

>> - uploads won't work for all DDs (some are active in teams only, some do
>> documentation/... stuff only), a better way to measure activity is necessary
>> here probably. But voting is a good thing to look at, definitely.
> Should activity in teams be enough reason to be regarded as an active DD?


> (Are you referring here to package teams, or infrastructure teams?)

I doubt that packaging teams are a problem here, I'd imagine that every DD
uploads a package one a year anyway.
But I know that there are/will be DDs which do infrastructure stuff only, and
rarely upload packages. Such DDs should never be regarded as MIA, of course.

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