Re: Thoughts on Debian quality, including automated testing
On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 05:32:21PM +0100, Thomas Hood wrote:
> 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.
I think a two-maintainer rule is a bit artificial and perhaps the wrong
solution. Taking a cue from teams that work well in Debian (Gnome, d-i,
etc) indicates that somewhat larger teams with a common goal and a fairly
large set of packages under their umbrella will work in practice. This
provides the opportunity for autonomy (someone can take ownership of a
package within the team) but also a cohesiveness and a known set of people
to turn to when you're in need.
It's pretty simple to found such a team too. All it takes is some
interested people and an alioth project.
- David Nusinow