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Re: Bug#17718: ftp.debian.org: please move kde* and giflib* to project/orphaned

On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Martin Schulze wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 11:39:54AM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> > >  c) according to my post from before on debian-private we might have a
> > >     new KDE maintainer in the near future.  (Hi Jonathon).  While processing
> > >     new-maintainer I received two wishes to work on KDE (from two guys
> > >     obviously)
> > 
> > I was thinking about this, and it seems to me that maintaining kde is too
> > big a job for any one person. I tried it, I burnt out quickly, Andreas tried
> > it and eventually ran out of steam. It's a huge, complex set of software.
> > Maybe we need a KDE team? Perhaps you could bring this up to both new
> > maintainers who were interested in KDE?
> I would really appreciate a team instead of a single person.  I'd
> also appreciate putting the whole beast into cvs and let the team
> checkin their changes.
> But: There is a strong feeling against such teams for package
> maintenance.  Dunno why - we already have teams for several
> tasks[1] and they *do* work.

Obviously, the last sentence refers to a discussion on debian-policy a few
days ago, so let me comment on that: Of course, teams for package
maintainance are welcomed (probably this makes only sense for large
packages) as long as there is one `coordinator' of the team. 

So I suggest some assembles a team of KDE maintainers who then chooses one
`coordinator' of the packages.

> [1] listmaster, security, webmaster, new-maintainer, debian-admin,
>     pgp-update (hopefully)

Note, that these are not examples of packages which are maintained by
several people. For packages, a few examples are dpkg and boot-floppies
and both packages are currently not maintained by the people who are
listed in the `Maintainers:' field, but by `non-maintainer uploads'.



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