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Sponsorship: news and questions about the maintainer field

Hello everybody,

the sponsordhip idea interested some future debian developers. I already
have some packages that are mostly ready to go into the Debian archive.

But I wonder what I can put in the Maintainer field ... would it be a
problem to leave the name of the real maintainer that is not yet a Debian
developer ? I don't like it too much ... that's why I suggested to use
Debian QA Group <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>. That does make sense for
oprhaned packages that are adopted but does not make any sense for new
packages ... any idea ?

Another idea would be that we don't upload packages but simply ask new
maintainer to process your application so that you can upload your package
yourself but this doesn't depend on me ... Joey or James, what do you
think about this ?

BTW, if other people are interested, reply to this mail ...

Here's the current list of sponsor/future developers :
Raphaël Hertzog <rhertzog@hrnet.fr>
Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr>
Stéphane Bortzmeyer <bortz@pasteur.fr>
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@iki.fi>

Future Maintainers
Justin N. Penney <spankenstein@mindless.com>
Decklin Foster <decklin@home.com>
Aldenor Falcao <aald@etfal.g12.br>
Ben Hendrickson <bhendrickson@usa.net>
Alexander Koch <efraim@argh.org>

When you have a package ready, send a mail to all the sponsors with an URL 
where we can find your work, one of the sponsor will check it, will
suggest you enhancement ... when the sponsor thinks that your package is
ready, he will upload it for you.

Hertzog Raphaël >> 0C4CABF1 >> http://prope.insa-lyon.fr/~rhertzog/

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