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

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 06:03:41PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> 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.

Here is a(nother) status update on [1].

In the past few days I've been in touch with Christoph Berg as a DAM
representative, which has been implementing the inactivity proposal
starting from the sample scripts of [1].  Then, DAM also had a first run
of the inactivity test (i.e. 2 years without neither an upload nor a

Given that it was the first run, instead of directly removing the
resulting account, DAM preferred to have a WAT run [2] on the accounts
resulting from the inactivity test. The recent set of WAT-related
resignations descended from that.

I've been told that in the recent future the removal will become
automatic de facto replacing WAT runs. DAM will probably post more
details separately when that will happen.

Many thanks to DAM for their integration work!

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/07/msg00067.html
[2] http://blog.ganneff.de/blog/2007/07/14/wat-where-are-they.html

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