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Re: Derivative specific packaging teams on Alioth

On Tue Sep   3 17:02:45 2013 Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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

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

Its a good idea, would be good if it happened more.

> 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.

Do you have a couple of volunteers who most changes could be funnelled through? It might help mitigate the commitment for those who just want to help out casually.

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