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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:20:14PM +0000, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 01:07:44PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le vendredi 20 mars 2009 à 13:02 +0100, Romain Beauxis a écrit :
> > > Le Friday 20 March 2009 12:55:05 Josselin Mouette, vous avez écrit :
> > > > Fine. Do you have co-maintainers on sale?
> > >
> > > It is not about co-maintaining, but about co-reviewing which is a totally
> > > different task.
> >
> > Do you really think we can find an unlimited amount of volunteers
> > willing to continuously read thousands of files to find the list of
> > copyright holders?
> Nobody said anything about needing an unlimited amount of collaborators.
> However, it is required that we check every single file we upload to the Debian
> archives, so this task has to be done in some form or another. If you feel like
> your current packages are too much effort, maybe you should look for
> collaborators on them to ease the ask.

Do you know how many calls for help have been thrown on the BTS, debian-devel
and other places for mozilla, kde, openoffice and other big packages ?

We, big-packages maintainers, are still waiting for collaborators...

Sometimes, I wonder if the only way for that to happen wouldn't be to stop
updating the package at all. (and apparently, it, sadly, kind of worked with
iceape, though I still have to contact the volunteer)


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