Re: To all candidates: which way out of the project ?
On 2013-03-20 05:22, Charles Plessy wrote:
In Debian, we stay member until we die or quit (or very
expelled). The consequence is that it is hard to evaluate how much
members we have. It may also create more crispations about giving
As other replies have said, this seems to be much less of a solved
problem in recent years, especially thanks to the work of the MIA team.
The easy process for reactivating emeritus accounts seems to help
encourage people to retire gracefully. It's still possible for someone
to continue as a project member indefinitely if they want to, without
doing any work, if they get rid of all their responsibilities first, but
I don't think that a large enough number of people have taken this path
that we need to worry much about it skewing votes.
However, we do still more frequently have problems in relation to
maintenance of individual packages; see, for example, the discussions
around package salvaging.
And I think we also have "MIA" problems in individual teams; see my
platform for a few suggestions regarding that.