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Re: NEW processing

Jonathan Wiltshire <debian@jwiltshire.org.uk> writes:
> I enquired previously about whether we might have some developers
> assist the ftpmasters by pre-assessing packages and reporting
> appropriately, which might ease the process. I don't know if this would
> actually help them or just duplicate work, since they need to be sure
> that it's been done properly in any case. (ftpmasters: your thoughts?)

Most of the REJECTs are very trivial, so any peer review helps to spot
them. I'd say that 90% of the REJECTs are simple "the package contains
license X files but X isn't listed in debian/copyright." Spotting
these before the package hits NEW speeds up the process a lot.

To put this into context: I had one package rejected recently for
trivial incompleteness in debian/copyright, and I should know better -
but you become blind to your own work, so having another pair of eyes
go through the source does help.

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