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Re: Criteria for sponsoring packages (was: RFS: ripit (updated package))

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:09:31 +0200
Adeodato Simó <dato@net.com.org.es> wrote:

> + Ben Finney (Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:25:57 +1000):
> > Note that not everything in Neil's guidelines are appropriate to
> > *every* package.
> Well, not even that, many of them are a pure matter of personal
> preference, or apply directly only to him:

Hopefully covered in this new section:


>   1. Use mentors.debian.net
>   2. Increment the package version

(especially that one) :-)

>  10. You should be intending to join the Debian project

This one has a larger impact on the rest of the document, in particular
the emphasis on the amount of work that I expect maintainers to do
before sending the RFS.

>  12. I will not sponsor python, ruby, Java, KDE or mono packages
>  13. All communication by email only
>  16. The software you intend to package must be suitable for
> inclusion in main
>  17. I can't guarantee how quickly your upload will be made

That last one is probably very common to all sponsors, just as an
expression of the reality of typical sponsor / DD workload.


Neil Williams

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