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Bug#809642: sponsorship-requests: RFS: digikam/4:4.14.0-1.1~bpo8+1 [NMU]

On Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 12:13:59PM +0000, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> Hi Matthias, if you need a backport, please ask the team or the previous uploaders to perform it.
> I cced the actual maintainers for the package, they will follow up with an upload if possible (I hope).
> BTW this kind of requests are usually performed with a bug against the package, unless the package
> is mostly unmaintained.

please both of you read http://backports.debian.org/Contribute/

AFAIK most of the packages in backports are not maintainer by their
original maintainers, and upload to bpo are not considered NMU of any
kind (don't get driven off by lintian!).

Kinda of summarized in the "Best Practice" section there a general
workflow, which several people follows and I quite like:

contact the maintainers: a bug is nice, even if you must be aware
   that the BTS knows nothing about backports.  either the maintainers
   say they will do the upload & maintenance of the package themselves,
   or say "please go ahead", or they don't reply.  I think it's polite
   to poke after ~1 week or so with "I will go ahead if i don't receive
   a reply" poke in the last case.
upload the package in the last 2 cases above.

For sure I won't sponsor a bpo upload if the maintainer has not been
informed about your willingness, even if this is not stricly required by
any policy.

                        Mattia Rizzolo

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