Re: Sponsorship: news and questions about the maintainer field
On Tue, 27 Jul 1999, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Some remarks :
> - the sponsor does not want the bug reports in his mail box, those should
> go to the maintainer ... :)
> - taking over the maintainership does not request the preceding maintainer
> to do anything, you just have to upload a package with a modified
> Maintainer field. No need to ask debian-qa or the sponsor (of course you
> must have your account on master for that).
It doesn't, technically. But I think I should at least inform the
previous maintainer and wait for his acknowledgement just to be polite
and (more practical reason) to avoid colliding uploads.
> - debian-qa is a a mailing-list where you could subscribe to get the bug
> reports. Each subscriber is part of the Debian QA Group and can work on
> packages owned by debian-qa ... the list is just a matter of
> coordinating the work on the orphaned packages and on general
> quality issues.
Oh, I understand it now, the point is yours :)
..all in all it's just another rule in the firewall.