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Re: Please tell if you found a sponsor

On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 06:59:39PM +0200, Christoph Haas wrote:
>Dear package maintainers...
>a sponsor of Debian packages today sent an email to the mentors.debian.net 
>support email address and I would like to forward the suggestion here. 
>Please tell us if you found a sponsor. I often found myself downloading 
>and testing packages from mentors.debian.net and found out too late that 
>someone else already sponsored the upload.

This is what I do before a package review:

. pick a RFS message from the mailing list
. read the ITP/ITA
. search messages with the package name as a keyword in my mail archive 
. check what's the last version of the package in the debian archive
. check what's is in NEW
. if nobody intends to sponsor the package, I reply to the RFS

>In my observation there are now many more sponsors than there were two 
>years ago.

See http://merkel.debian.org/~myon/sponsorstats/

>So it is more likely that a package gets looked at by multiple 
>sponsors. And all but one may be disappointed. So if you asked here on the 
>mailing list please send a followup if a sponsor uploaded your package. 
>Same for other channels where you asked for sponsorship (IRC, 
>sponsors.debian.net, ...).

Maybe you could setup something similar to the yelow comments at:


Or we could use something like "claim an ITP/ITA bug using usertags",


>If your package was uploaded to mentors.debian.net please remove the 
>package immediately after you have successfully been sponsored. We already 
>plan to detect uploads automatically and tag a package "sponsored". But 
>that's not yet done. So please keep your requests up to date. Thanks.

> Christoph
>P.S.: I will try to change the subject of RFS here to "[uploaded]" if I
>      sponsor an upload. So others can see a package has been dealt with.
>      Perhaps others can do that, too, so we can see which packages still
>      need sponsorship at a glance.
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Best Regards,

Aníbal Monsalve Salazar

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