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Re: Developer Status

Peter Palfrader wrote:

> On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, Raphael Geissert wrote:
>> > Having NMs in a keyring, maintained by keyring-maint, would probably
>> > solve this, and we could provide access to our porter machines when
>> > there is the need.
>> What about getting every maintainer's key in a keyring and LDAP? it would
>> finally allow for a better management system to take place
> The LDAP is DSA's tool for managing shell accounts and per-user email
> setup.  It deals primarily in terms of people, who have a uid, a name, a
> forwarding email address, a PGP key (fingerprint), etc.
> Maintainers are concept of packages and thus leans more towards the
> ftpmaster side who, if I understand correctly, already maintain a list
> of all maintainers somewhere in their database.
> Maintainers are also often role accounts, like I guess "Debian OCaml
> Maintainers".  Therefore I don't think trying to get this particular
> piece of information into the debian LDAP would be particularly straight
> forward.  Also I question what good it would actually do.

If you only keep human maintainers in LDAP (or teams turned into LDAP groups)
you will end up with all the information you to easily know who is who and to
grant access to stuff.

It is also about turning data into, linked, information.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Maintainer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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