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Re: Censorship in Debian

Le Wed, Dec 26, 2018 at 01:13:53AM +0900, Norbert Preining a écrit :
> * The demotion to Debian Maintainer is - as far as I read the
>   consitution [3], the delegation of DAM [4], and the DAM Wiki page 
>   about their rights and powers [5], not legit since besides expulsion
>   there is not procedure laid out for demotion, but I refrained from
>   raising this for the sake of peace.

Hi everybody,

I have read so many distrurbing things on this expulsion that I won't
comment on everything, not the least because I am not a native speaker
and worry to make the situation even harder by writing things that can
be misunderstood.

But concerning the demotion to Debian Maintainer (DM) status, I think
that it is sending a wrong message to the community, that DMs do not
need to hold the same standards of behaviour as Debian Developers (DDs)

Moreover, when the DM status was proposed in 2007, it was not thought as
a way of punishment for DDs.  Even if one of a thousand DM has this
status because of demotion, I think that this completely changes the
balance on how this status serves our project.  Instead of being a
positive way towards joining more formally, it becomes an inferior

Whether DD -> DM demotions will happen again and are going to become a
new tool for solving social conflicts is an important decision that
needs an open discussion where conesnsus is being sought.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy                   Illkirch-Graffenstaden, Alsace, France
Debian Med packaging team        http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-med
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