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

On 12/11/2018 20:47, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> 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).

Might be less nasty if it was done by a cron job / role account, rather than
manually by a DD who can be blamed by the inactive maintainer.