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Re: Opt-in to continue as DD/DM? (was: I resigned in 2004)

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 09:43:20PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@xxxxxx>:
> > (I also wonder if we should just require people to opt in to their
> > DD-ship on a yearly basis instead of doing most of the WAT/MIA dance. If
> > people can't be bothered to reply to a single email saying «yup, another
> > year please» with some reasonable amount of pinging and time to reply,
> > they are effectively MIA, at least if they haven't let people know on
> > -private or similar.)
> I support automatically retiring DDs and DMs that don't repond to a
> ping, or don't upload, or don't vote, or otherwise show activity.

Since last year it already kind of happens for DMs, that are removed
from the keyring.  We in the MIA team still manually process all of them
before orphaning the packages, which is the much more nasty task than
you may think, given that apparently some people want to keep being in
Maintainer of stuff despite not uploading for years and having lost the
technical ability to upload years before as well (yes, I'm not kidding).

                        Mattia Rizzolo

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