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Re: proposed new pseudo-package 'debian-mentors' for handling sponsoring requests

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Jakub Wilk <jwilk@debian.org> writes:
>> * Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu>, 2012-01-19, 17:24:
>>> I might be mistaken, but the amount of NEW
>> Why only NEW? Checking only NEW packages doesn't buy us more than, say,
>> checking only package with with have "r" in their name.
>> I know, this is what ftp-folks do. I call this securi^Wdistributability
>> theater.
> For the main archive, the NEW check I think is best thought of as a spot
> check to ensure maintainers are doing their jobs.  The real responsibility
> of not uploading non-redistributable material lies with the Debian project
> members with upload rights.  ftpmaster is just checking for mistakes (at
> the point at which most mistakes are made).
> The difference for mentors is that the uploaders are not (yet) Debian
> project members and are not guaranteed to be trained in our licensing
> policies, and have not agreed to follow our rules.

So, I think these concerns can be abated by thinking of mentors more
of an alternative NEW queue for newcomers; rather than as an
alternative package pool, which it's not (binary packages are not
served, and files hosted are not widely distributed since most users
wouldn't know what to do with a source package even if they got one).

Best wishes,

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