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Re: Questions for all candidates about developer behavior and abuse

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 04:53:40PM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
>At what point does a Debian Developer's behavior cross the line from
>annoying to destructive?  At what point should the Developer be removed
>from the project (key removed from keyring, alioth account disabled, and
>blacklisted from mailing lists and the bts)?  As DPL, how would you go
>about the process of removing a Developer from the project (both the
>public, official process, as well as any private/unofficial processes).

Removal of a DD should only be a last resort for damaging
behaviour. Efforts must be taken first to try and repair any damage by
normal means: negotiating an apology and/or promises of better future
behaviour. Only after repeated trouble should the expulsion process
even be considered.

I'd be prepared to start or support the official process of expulsion
if I believed it to be necessary, but that does not need any special
DPL powers.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I suspect most samba developers are already technically insane... Of
 course, since many of them are Australians, you can't tell." -- Linus Torvalds

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