Re: Upstream guide and front desk
On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com> wrote:
> * a contact point within Debian for upstreams to use
> For the second thing, I propose an "upstream front desk" of some sort.
> Stefano, in his role as the DPL, agreed that it would be good. The UFD
> would be the point of first contact for new upstreams, and would guide
> them to the right people in Debian to help them with the packaging of
> the upstream software. They could also help upstreams later, if there
> are problems in their relationship with Debian, e.g., the volunteer Debian
> package maintainer goes missing.
> I am not sure what the best way to implement the UFD would be. Perhaps
> a mailing list (debian-upstream?) with a few volunteers would be a good
> start? If this gets created, I'll join. Anyone else like to help with
That sounds like a good idea. As long as I would not be alone, I would
be willing to join such a list and answer questions from our