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Re: Sponsorship requirements and copyright files

Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:20:14PM +0000, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> wrote:
> > 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...

Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org> writes:

> I don't see what your problem is.

It seems that the problem is that “look for collaborators” is what
they're already doing, without apparent impact on the problem at hand
(the workload involved in copyright auuditing of the package), so
presenting it as a novel course of action isn't helpful.

> Hence my suggestion that if a package you are maintaining seems like
> too much work, perhaps it would make sense to collaboratively
> maintain it.

That doesn't appear to be in dispute at all. Yet, by Mike's account,
these packages continue to lack sufficient collaborators.

 \           “All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular |
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Ben Finney

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