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Re: Controlling what's in the archive (Re: MIA, Incompetent and holiday-loving maintainers)

On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 02:10:10AM -0800, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 10:25:31AM +0100, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > Why do you think would it be more easy to find a comaintainer than a
> > sponsor? (And don't tell that doesn't apply here, because there are
> > enough orphaned packages around.)
> You just start working on a package, contributing bugfixes and such to
> it, and eventually you're added as co-maintainer. How you arrange that
> with whoever already maintains it is up to you. If you're adopting
> something, then obviously finding a comaintainer is going to be more
> difficult, and it shouldn't be necessary (remember the caveat about
> adoption). But in this case, it should be damn easy to become a
> comaintainer because you'll have proven that you're willing to do the
> work on the package. And if you, as a maintainer, had someone who was
> helping you out a lot and wanted to be comaintainer with you, would you
> turn them down if they had demonstrated their competence?

Sorry, forgot to compare to finding a sponsor. Finding a sponsor means
taking time out of someone else's busy schedule to help you. With this
way, you're actively helping them, so they have an incentive to help
you. They might have to do the same amount of work total, but it won't
feel so much to the NM like they're going around begging, which is more
the issue than the amount of work.

 - David Nusinow

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