Re: how to manage d/changelog for updated but not yet sponsored package
* Charles Plessy <email@example.com>, 2012-02-13, 20:07:
I consider uploading the package to ‘mentors.debian.net’ a release of
the package, since at that point interested people (e.g. reviewers)
can rely on it, and the version should refer uniquely to what I
uploaded at that time.
Be aware, though, that some people disagree (on the grounds that it's
not a new version until it enters Debian).
I believe that vast majority of sponsors disagree.
Note however that the FTP team does not reject such packages.
What kind of argument is that?