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Re: Best scheme for teams and Maintainer/Uploaders fields ?

On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 11:58:49AM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 11:24:50AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 09:03:03AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > > - it's difficult to keep track of who is caring for that package (hint:
> > >   QA, MIA, ...)
> > 
> > Uh? Why? Your maintainer field seems to address this issue. In our
> > scheme that's would be more a problem, but if the mailing list is
> > responsive it's enough. Think for example at the debian-release mailing
> > list: it's a list, but it's really responsive for all packages in the
> > archive. So IMO not being able to identify a single person is not
> > necessarily an indicator of unresponsiveness for a given package.
>   What he means is that when people are listed automatically as
> Maitnainer/Uploader, the fact that the package is well maintained may
> hide that a particular DD do nothing at all, and is in fact MIA.

That would be avoided by removing entry on the basis of the changelog
containts. People who do not touch the package for +365 days would
be removed. I think to propose this policy for DebianGis.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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