Re: Thoughts on Debian quality, including automated testing
> I don't think that it is ridiculous to require that every package have
> a team behind it---i.e., at least two maintainers. First, if someone
> can't find ONE other person willing to be named as a co-maintainer of
> a given package then I would seriously doubt that that package (or
> that person) is an asset to Debian.
Erinn Clark wrote:
> There are plenty of people who are maintaining packages alone
> that are doing an excellent job
True. However, the issue in question is whether or not it would be
better if they maintained in teams.
> Forcing team maintenance on people would result in very few
> technical enhancements for such maintainers
How do you know? I would expect most packages to benefit. Every
person brings different expertise to the table.
> It just seems to me like telling responsible DDs who've done a
> stellar job that they need a babysitter is a bit... insulting.
This is not a fair characterization of what the introduction of
a two-maintainer rule would be doing. No one should be insulted
by general rule changes designed to make Debian work better.