A mechanism to amend policy documents
As you know, a mechanism to update policy mechanisms has been
proposed and accepted (after an unanimous vote on the -policy
group). The policy packages shall be put into CVS on cvs.debian.org
and maintained by a set of volunteers.
The repository is in place; and we are ready to put the
current document packages in the repository. I hope I am not
incorrect in assuming that the debian-policy, packaging-manual, and
the developers-reference packages constitute the core of the policy
In preparation for doing that, I would like to request the
maintainers of the packages to relinquish contrl to the new
team. Since one package is orphaned, one of the maintainers has
vlunteered to be on the new team, and the third maintainer voted for
the proposal, this should be merely a formality.
As soon as I have confirmation that the maintainers have
indeed agreed to hand over control, I shall upload a new revision of
the policy documents, with no changes except to the maintianer
I guess we should be able to start acting on all the items
that are in hiatus with regards to the policy documents by next week
(and look at the current bug reports on the packages).
Oh, the current set of volunteers are:
1. Michael Alan Dorman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2. Richard Braakman <email@example.com>
3. Philip Hands <firstname.lastname@example.org>
4. Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com>
Live free or die.
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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