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Re: We still need sponsors!

On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> So, dear co-developers, please join debian-mentors@lists.debian.org and
> respond to future maintainers, and sponsor those who are asking it.
> Also check out the sponsor page that is listing about 30 future
> maintainers who are looking for a sponsor :
> http://www.internatif.org/bortzmeyer/debian/sponsor/
Thanks for your effort Raphael!

I'll take over sponsorship for the person who wants to take over
the package mozilla-locale-de-at which was orphaned by myself and perhaps
other packages.

Currently I have the problem that I can't find a detailed description,
how to sponsor.

At first please try a search at the Debian Web pages "Sponsor" which is
not very helpful :-(  but it should if your intention to find more
sponsors should be fitted.  After some more sophistcated search I found:


   A sponsor is an existing Debian Developer (see Member) who acts as the
   mentor of an Applicant: he checks the package done by the applicant and
   helps him improving the packaging. When the sponsor is satisfied with
   the package, he uploads it on behalf of the applicant to the Debian
   archive. The package is called a sponsored package which means that the
   applicant is the official maintainer but that a member has uploaded it
   (since applicants are not allowed yet to upload packages themselves).
   You can find a sponsor by sending an email to
   <debian-mentors@lists.debian.org> describing your package and asking
   for a sponsor.

OK.  If I understand this right that would mean that the control file
would state

  Maintainer: Future Maintainer <not.yet@debian.org>

and my own address will be in the changelog (like in an NMU).  Where
is the place to make clear that:
   "The package is called a sponsored package ..."
Are there any fields/conventions?

Kind regards


PS: I wonder why your
         "Sponsorship of future Debian developers" - page
    is not in the debian.org domain!

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