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Re: Call for moderation and mediation: debian-live vs. debian-live-ng

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 09:38:43AM +0000, Neil Williams wrote:
> Daniel has been thanked for this contribution, long ago when he was
> still part of the project. It's part of the history.

Daniel is still part of the project. He's a Debian Maintainer. And even
if he didn't have a formal membership status, he is a maintainer on a
large number of packages in the archive[1]. I understand that's an
inconvenient truth, but as a project we have not expelled him. He was
(significantly) demoted but we have continued to maintain an association
with him, to mutual benefit, detriment or both. I think that means we
have some responsibility. We can't accept his contributions on the one
hand and distance ourselves from him on another. Or to put it another
way, I don't think him not being a DD is valid reasoning to rule out
a statement, apology, thanks or recognition (of course there are many
other valid arguments).

Let's not do a disservice to the notion of Debian Maintainer by considering
it/them to not be part of the project.

[1] https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=Baumann
    I'm not sure how to determine easily which package uploads are recent,
    I know qa.d.o/developer can show things for which a person no longer
    has an association with. I suppose it's a line in the sand as to what
    someone considers 'recent'.

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