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Re: Good communication with upstream is good idea

On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 14:33:17 -0700 Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 03:58:57PM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-07-27 at 15:36 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> > Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> writes:
>> > > #include <hallo.h>
>> > > * Reinhard Tartler [Wed, Jul 23 2008, 04:36:39PM]:
>> > >> > How about activating it the first time they send a gpg-signed 
mail to
>> > >> > the mail interface?
>> How about simply allowing any DD to send gpg-signed email to add
>                                ^^
>That requires LP to know who is or isn't a DD.  Currently it has no such
>knowledge, and I think it would require a fair amount of discussion to
>decide how best to get such information, with a none-too-elegant outcome
>(special-casing Debian out of all the projects in the world that Launchpad
>seeks to interface with), which is why I didn't suggest this.

Since Debian is (mostly) upstream for Ubuntu and we already implicitly trust code uploaded by 
DDs and DMs, Debian is a special case.  If some other distro with an external upstream were to 
start using Launchpad, I think it'd be reasonable for them to want 
something similar.

>That doesn't mean that the Launchpad developers won't implement it; perhaps
>the bug Scott filed will bear fruit.  But I think it's worth considering
>other solutions in the meantime.
Agreed.  I've asked, but I'm not holding my breath.

Scott K

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