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Re: To all candidates: which way out of the project ?

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> In Debian, we stay member until we die or quit (or very exceptionally, are
> expelled).  The consequence is that it is hard to evaluate how much active
> members we have.  It may also create more crispations about giving membership.
> We often discussed about how to become a member, but more rarely about the
> other side of it. I would be interested to read your opinion, especially on the
> implications that the current practice, or possible changes, have for the
> project as a whole.

Inactive members can also be caught red-handed by way of the MIA team,
as Cyril and Lucas mentioned already.

I belive we do not need any more exits than what we already have:

 * People can gracefully retire completely
 * People can opt to become Emeritus
 * People can leave the project by natural means
 * People can be expelled
 * People can become inactive and spotted via MIA, and dealt with
   according to the MIA policies.

That's plenty of ways already, pretty much all bases covered. We should,
perhaps, be a bit more aggressive with MIA checks at times, but that
does not really need any big sweeping changes within the project.

Right now, uncaught inactive members are not much of a burden, except
for having an active account, with all of its security and other

Do you see a particular problem, or shortcoming, perhaps, that you'd
like to see solved?


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