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Re: RFS: parcellite 1.0.2~rc5-1 (updated package)

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 6:23 AM, Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org> wrote:
> * Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <a.starr.b@gmail.com>, 2011-09-14, 23:59:
>>>> I'm looking for a sponsor for my package parcellite. I would also
>>>> appreciate it if the sponsor would set the DM-Upload-Allowed field.
>>> I might be stricter than some, but for me this is a no-go. According to
>>> my interpretation of the DM process, this flag should only be set by a
>>> sponsor that is familiar with your work and has confidence that you can
>>> maintain the package without supervision. I don't think one upload is enough
>>> to know this.
> This is also my understanding.
>> And that is your prerogative. That's why I haven't set the field myself.
>> If you'd care to sponsor the package as is, I would appreciate it. If
>> someone else, most likely one of the people who have already sponsored this
>> package I've maintained since 2008, trusts my work and would like to both
>> upload it and set the DM-Upload-Allowed field, I would be twice as
>> appreciative.
> If a sponsor if familiar with your work, then surely he's also aware that
> you are a DM. There's no need to mention it in your RFS mail. :)

I'm certainly not the first person to ask for this on this list. I'm
not sure what the piling on is about. Again I'll point out that I did
not set that field myself, I simply requested that if possible the
sponsor should set it. I'm not trying to slip anything by someone.
Though, I would still be quite happy if someone just uploaded the
package as is. Users certainly don't care about any of this and just
want the bug fixes contained in this release.

Anyways, I have no idea how much any sponsor knows about my work. The
majority of packages I've had sponsored through this list over the
years have only had terse replies such as "Uploaded." Sometimes I
don't know that the package has been sponsored except for the Accepted
mail. I imagine one of the people that have sponsored my uploads in
this way over the years could both be willing to set the field and not
aware of my becoming a DM.


- Andrew

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