Re: orphaning my packages
On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 07:29:30PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 11:19:35PM +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> > Actually we could consider sponsors more or less automatically as an
> > advocate.
> The role of a sponsor is to ensure that a package is ready for integration
> into Debian, which is quite a different thing from asserting that a
> *maintainer* is ready for integration into Debian. :) So you cannot
> automatically assume that a sponsor is also an advocate, but your sponsor
> would always be a good person to ask first to be an advocate.
It is true that a sponsor is not automatically an advocate, but it would
seem that, in general, a sponsor will be the best-informed candidate for an
advocate, since they will have first-hand experience with the applicant's
skills and behaviour as a package maintainer.