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My pending RFSs (xpdf, ushare, protoaculous, gordon, checksec)


I have the following packages currently prepared and am waiting for
review by interested sponsors.  Some of these have been pending since
December 2009).

xpdf (http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/x/xpdf):
- I adopted this package a few months ago since it needed a
  security-minded maintainer, and I have made extensive changes with
  respect to forward security supportability (including making use of
  poppler) and some useful minor changes as well. See:

checksec (http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/c/checksec):
- I've learned that there is already a similar script in the
  hardening-includes package.  I'm waiting to hear back whether
  this or the existing script (or both) would be better to include.
  See: http://bugs.debian.org/587295

ushare (http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/u/ushare):
- I haven't heard any comments with respect to this package.  It is
  however lintian-clean and works for me.  See:

gordon (http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/g/gordon):
- It seems there is some question whether debian should be supporting
  "proof of concept" code.  I personally don't see any harm in doing so.
  See: http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/05/msg00177.html

protoaculous (http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/protoaculous)
- This package is a bit odd since it just compresses existing
  functionality provided by other packages.  However, it is embedded in
  various other debian source packages such as citadel-webcit, so it
  should really be provided as a shared resource. See:

- Success story: I have a regular sponsor for this package, and its
  been a very collaborative/easy process.  I've done 4 or 5 uploads so

I've been doing a lot of work, but haven't seen much in the way of
sponsorship.  I'm wondering what I should be doing differently?

Best wishes,

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