Re: Improving coordination / support for upstreams
On Wednesday 01 September 2010 21:49:31 CJ Fearnley wrote:
> Here are some concrete ideas that might positively improve our
> coordination with upstreams:
> - Add a reportbug --kudos-upstream facilitity to send kudos upstream
> * This will require a standard metadata a field for contacting upstream
> which DEP-5 seems to address with its Upstream-Contact field.
> - Extend thank.debian.net to send kudos upstream as well.
> - E-mail upstream after each major release of Debian apprising them of
> the release and the location of the portal page where they can find out
> more about how Debian is re-distributing their software. We could
> note that they may find this data useful in grant applications,
> budget requests, and for career development support materials.
> * This could be an automated process for all packages.
These should be 'opt-in' options for the upstreamer, otherwise they could be
seen as spam.