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Re: sponsor rules

Michael Bramer <grisu@debian.org> wrote:
>On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 03:50:52PM -0700, Joshua Haberman wrote:
>> * Previously Ari Pollak (compwiz@aripollak.com) wrote:
>> > >   No NM progress -- not even an ID check.

We advise (or have advised, at least) people to start the NM process at
the same time as finding a sponsor, so perhaps this isn't sensible. It's
usually a good idea for the sponsor to be in touch with the application
manager, though.

>> Any sponsored package is installed into unstable, propagated through all
>> the mirrors, and implicitly bears the official Debian stamp. Is it really
>> a good idea to distribute and endorse the work of someone whose identity
>> hasn't yet been verified?
>I don't see the problem.
>I am a sponsor and I 
> - download the orig.tar.gz myself

 - compare the .orig.tar.gz against what the upstream distributes

> - download the diff.gz from the NM
> - check the diff line by line (this is work)
> - build the package myself and test it.
> - after this all, I upload the package 

I've rarely uploaded a sponsored package without several rounds of
back-and-forth with the applicant. Sometimes it involves fundamental
misunderstandings, sometimes just details. Either way, it gives me a
chance to teach something, which I think is a great deal of the point of

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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