Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal
On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Joey Schulze wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > A package maintainer that can't upload during one or two years and who has
> > to chase sponsors indefinitely will end up demotivated and won't finish his
> > NM process. (It's not something which is true of everybody, but it's
> > certainly true for a significant part of small contributors)
> Then we should fix the NM process instead and not create a new level
> of buerocracy and second class maintainer officially.
The sponsorship part doesn't concern NM directly. Difficult to fix that
part without forcing all DD to do regular sponsorship (and this doesn't
look like a good idea to me).
But I'd be happier sponsoring packages that I don't use if I know that I'm
not bound to sponsor them indefinitely (because I know that they'll be
able to gain DM rights to upload this package).
> I'd be much happier if you'd start with a clone of mentors.debian.net
> for contributors who want to maintain packages without becoming Debian
> developers and let users decide if they want to add that repository
> to their APT sources.
That's not "improving Debian". Reinventing mentors.debian.net is not
improving Debian. However giving upload rights to the contributors who are
regularly using mentors.debian.net to upload good packages into Debian is
IMO of course.
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