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For those who care about bts-link: call for adoption



Hi,

As some of you may know, I've been the original creator of bts-link[0].
Though, I have currently neither the motivation, nor the time to
maintain it, or run it on a regular basis[1].

I believe bts-link has become an important piece of our infrastructure,
especially for packagers with huge user base, but not only. This is why
it's more than time that I give bts-link to people that have the time to
care about the beast.

Anyways, the information is: I don't intend to maintain or run bts-link
anymore[2], it is up for adoption. If the BTS people wish to inherit the
beast they come first, but any motivated group of people are welcomed.

I believe that the most important things right now would be:

  * make it an official Debian service (running from a Debian.org host)
    so that one can lift some specific bans that bug trackers
    maintainers over the world impose to crawlers ;

  * make the code base better so that one can have a comprehensive list
    of bugs that bts-link cannot get a status for, which it doesn't
    right now. In particular it means that if an upstream bugzilla moves
    or something, it gets completely unnoticed right now ;

  * maintain the code base, add support for new bugtrackers, ...


Cheers,


  [0] http://bts-link.alioth.debian.org/
  [1] Yes, you understood right, it's still run manually.
  [2] I will continue to run it on an irregular basis until it is
      properly adopted though.

-- 
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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