4 Months and 10 Days Without Any New Debian Developer. Is Debian Dying?

“It has now been more than 4 months since the last Debian
developer account was created. 18 contributors have been through
all steps, and are simply waiting for this simple administrative
task to be done.

“We are sending a terrible message to potential contributors. We
have strong requirements on the technical level of our developers.
During the new maintainer process, we ask them to answer about 80
questions about Debian. We ask them to do grunt work…”