Readding IMHO relevant quote for Alexanders Question:
* Stefano Zacchiroli <email@example.com
> [2010-05-03 10:45:59 CEST]:
On Mon, May 03, 2010 at 09:55:31AM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
On 02.05.2010 16:45, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
the Debian Project Leader recently asked DSA in his delegation to
fix a flaw in the current version of the DMUP, the fact that
expulsions are DAM's domain, and not our's.
Could you please explain, why this is a flaw?
I think that I should do that, but first let me quote the "Comments"
section of the delegation text, as it was precisely my attempt at
The first proposed limit to what can be changed by DSA is meant to fix
a "flaw" in the current text. Decisions over Debian membership are
already a responsibility of DAM and, especially considering the need
of changing the DMUP, it is better not to mix that responsibility with
DSA (as a paranoid mind can imagine DSA changing DMUP *precisely* to
have a specific developer expelled ...). Note that this limit means
that the current DMUP text is outside the rules and should hence be
Then I think Martin has a bit unfortunately worded his statement - it
sounds a bit that he thinks that expulsion should be DSA's domain. I
hope this is a misunderstanding, and the rest of the thread also looks
like expulsion should still be DAM's domain, account locking should be
Thanks for confirming that we only had a misunderstanding in several
parts here in advance!