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Re: Idea for maintaining packages up for adoption

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 01:41:41PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Le mardi 12 juillet 2005 à 11:58 +0200, Frank Lichtenheld a écrit :
> > The idea of setting up a general sponsoring alioth project where
> > some DDs try to sponsor people even for packages they don't care about
> > (otherwise they would probably already sponsor the possible maintainer)
> > is interesting and that could definitely work.
> Indeed. 
> But the primary purpose of this site is to let outsiders maintain Debian
> packages which are unmaintained/orphaned. The sponsorship comes
> afterwards just a way to integrate the package into Debian and not as a
> way to "mentor" the outsider (although quality checks and feedback are
> encouraged!).

This should probably be "quality checks are required and feedback is
encouraged" ;)

I'm still not convinced that this is really superior to just let them
submit patches to the BTS, especially when considering the overhead
of maintaining the repository and recording changes there. Not to
give a false impression: I would certainly never try to really maintain
a package without using a VCS but in the case of orphaned packages were
I will in most cases only make one or two uploads that is a real
overhead IMHO.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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