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Re: Derivative specific packaging teams on Alioth


On Mon, 02 Sep 2013, Micah Gersten wrote:
> I was thinking to have a Xubuntu packaging team in Alioth for
> orphaned packages that Xubuntu needs or new packages that Xubuntu
> devs have offered to maintain in Debian that Xubuntu needs.  This
> repo would only be for stuff that logically doesn't fit in another
> team or that even if it fits, that no one else wants to maintain.  I
> was wondering what the opinion on such a team is.  Membership would
> be open to people wanting to work on Xubuntu or Debian folk who have
> an interest in specific packages hosted in the team's repos.

I believe it's a good idea to have derivatives maintain packages they care
about within Debian.

Go ahead!

When I think of doing that for Kali, my main problem is that the Kali team
works a bit like Ubuntu, anybody can work on any package and there's no official
package maintainer. If we started to maintain packages in Debian, I'd have
to explain people that they take personal responsibility of the package
for as long as their name is on the package. I'm not sure how this would
work in practice.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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