On Monday 25 June 2007, Anthony Towns wrote: > == Sponsored Maintainers ===== > > For packages that're maintained by non-DDs on an ongoing basis via > sponsored uploads, DM status provides the sponsor with the opportunity > to change the upload priveleges from "default-deny" to "default-allow" > once they are suitably confident that the maintainer is competent and > not malicious, and for the package to be co-maintained by the sponsor and > non-DD as a team. The particular benefits are: the ability for the non-DD > maintainer to make uploads to correct bugs immediately without having > to sync with their sponsor, the ability for the non-DD to gain further > experience with Debian that would otherwise be difficult to obtain and > potentially to be inspired to become a DD, and less load on the sponsor > freeing up more time for other Debian-related tasks, such as higher-level > mentoring with the non-DD maintainer or work on other packages. > > Authorised by: Sponsor > Notes: package should generally be co-maintained by sponsor and non-DD > maintainer, with the non-DD maintainer doing most of the work Do we have any numbers on how many non-DD maintainers we have? I'm part of that group, but how large a group is this? -- Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
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