On 01.06.2012 21:49, Tollef Fog Heen wrote: > ]] Jonas Smedegaard > > Hiya, > >> I am genuinely interested in understanding the reasons for labeling >> sponsoree rather than sponsor as maintainer. Could you (or anyone) >> elaborate on that? > > If I'm sponsoring a package, it means I've checked that its quality is > good enough that I consider it a worthwhile addition to Debian. I'm not > doing the actual maintenance, I'm reviewing parts of the maintenance > being done, and so giving me the maintainership would be wrong. There's > both the «who should you talk to about this package» as well as > crediting the person who's doing the actual legwork. Nod. This is basically the same I do when sponsoring a package. I carefully review the package before the upload and that's about it. I don't keep track of bugs that are filed against this package nor do I start maintaining it / feel responsible for it. If my upload fucked up other packages or created a mess in an ongoing transition, then of course I would feel responsible sorting this out together with the maintainer. But in the usual case a sponsored upload is a one-time thing ( I do have regular sponsoree's though) Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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