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Re: Teams in changelog trailers

On Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:15:19 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> wrote:
> Yes, In my opinion that goes for sponsoring too: The sponsor should add 
> herself/himself in the changelog to clearly advertise to the World whom 
> within the Debian web of trust proof-read and uploaded the packaging.

Hi Jonas;

I understand the motivation, I think, of making sponsor responsibility
more clear. But I think in general it is more important that the sponsor
upload (or choose not to) a pristine package from the sponsoree.  This
avoids situations where the sponsoree somehow feels sabotaged by changes
after they last saw the package, and it also matches my understanding of
what the responsibility of sponsoring is: to act as a gatekeeper, but
not to promise any further maintenance of the package (other than
orphaning of the sponsoree goes MIA).  We have both sponsoring and
co-maintenance; there is no rule that says co-maintainers have have to
be DD/DMs. 

One suggestion that came up on IRC was to have the PTS track the
"who-uploads" information to make it more convenient for non-developers
(or just lazy developers ;) ) to access, and more visible.


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