Re: Non-DDs as official Debian package maintainers
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On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:07:51 +0800
Paul Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> MJ Ray wrote:
> > Jonas Smedegaard <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > [...] and found in one of the bugreports for the package
> > > the comment "i'm searching for a sponsor for the new revision."
> > Perhaps a sponsor who does not intend to sponsor the package
> > any more should open a "RFS" bug in WNPP? No package should
> > be introduced to the archive by a one-upload sponsor.
> I've seen discussions where people were opposed to using wnpp for RFS.
> Anyway, there now exists a complement to mentors.debian.net at
> sponsors.debian.net for people wanting to find a sponsor for their
It is great that sponsors are most easily found.
What I find bad is the need to _change_ sponsor, which I suspect
happens alot more frequently than the switch of maintainer for
Packages with noone explicitly nursing them is a bad thing. that's why
we have the routine of "oh - someone seems to be MIA - let's check what
packages is hurt by this". This is not (easily) trackable with
So again: What is the responsibility of sponsoring, if not the full
responsibility of "everything the non-DD did to make the software
suitable for inclusion into Debian" (what I call "maintainance")?
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist og Internet-arkitekt
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