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Re: Orphaning php-codesniffer, then take it over by the PHP PEAR team

[dropping PHP Pear team as cc]

On 12-05-31 at 03:16pm, George Danchev wrote:
> On Thursday 31 May 2012 11:47:21 Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > > You and a lot of others fail to realize that the *SPONSOR* is 
> > > responsible for the package.
> > 
> > Huh?!?
> >
> > What does "Maintainer:" mean if not the entity being responsible 
> > for, well, maintaining?!?
> Who is responsible for the package maintenance in the case where a 
> non-DD is listed in "Maintainer:", and the package is obviosuly signed 
> and uploaded (effectively sponsored) by a DD? I guess it is perfectly 
> reasonable to expect that DD, being in the role of sponsor, is 
> responsible for the package quality and further maintenance. Sponsors 
> are full-fledged DDs, and trying to claim that they are not 
> responsible, or are somehow less responsible than any other 
> non-sponsoring DDs, for the uploads they have done, is obviously plain 
> wrong.

You avoided my question, it seems: What does "Maintainer:" mean, then?

Seems to me that for sponsored packages the Maintainer field is a joke!

Seems to me that for sponsored packages we need access to ftp logfiles 
to resolve who is responsible for maintaining the package.

I find both of those plain wrong.  Possibly obviously and maybe even 
hilariously simple, but wrong nonetheless.

 - Jonas

Who appreciate non-DM contributions, just not common hinting of them

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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