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Re: Taking care of exising packages

[Patrick Matthäi]
>> thing is the system of new packages (debian-mentors,
>> mentors.debian.net) .. I think that there could be a team dedicated to
>> addressing this important task, same as the team dedicated to the
>> kernel, the core packages, translation, among other important packages.
> I think you do not know how much work it is to sponsor a packages,
> especially if it is NEW or the maintainer does not have enough
> experience yet and the whole sponsoring requests ends up in a 30
> mails conversation..

To avoid too much overhead and a large backlog with sponsoring, I only
collect sponsoring requests over IRC, and have written a small
document giving some guidelines on how I want to handle sponsoring[1].
Matthew Palmer have a similar list[2] I found when looking for clues
and tips.

 1 http://www.hungry.com/~pere/debian-sponsoring.html
 2 http://people.debian.org/~mpalmer/sponsorship.html

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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