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Re: Re:%20Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 12:53 +0200, Benjamin BAYART wrote:
> Le Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 09:50:37PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG:
> > 
> > > Yes. So, the right solution if I want to help is:
> > > - first I spend a lot of time proving that I'm skilled enough to read
> > >   crazy licenses in a language that is not mine
> > 
> > No, you only have to do this if you want to package software and upload
> > it into the archive without review.
> If you read back to the DM proposal, it is clearly stated that a DM is
> not allowed to upload a NEW package. So, the approach is not wanting to
> package&upload anything but a given package.

That doesn't change the question about licensing.  No DD can upload a NEW package without independent licensing review; but even an upgrade can involve license changes, and a DD must be competent to evaluate them.


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