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Re: On the "Debian Maintainers" GR

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 09:52:15AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:
> >   And I have also issues with every other use case that have been talked
> > about yet. Yes, even the "upstream wants to package his stuff", I'm not
> > sure we want to have tuomov-like people arguing with the release team
> > about the silliness of stable releases, and for most of the upstreams,
> > there is what, 10 uploads a year ? maybe 20 with snapshots.. Well,
> > that's the kind of load that is easy to deal with as a sponsor. Really.
> > Having people in DM for 10 uploads a year is a _huge_ overkill. FWIW
> > that's the number of packages I upload in a day when I'm doing QA work
> > e.g..
> My primary worry about this proposal is that it leads to an increasing
> number of packages in the archive that are someone's pet project,
> maintained by someone who isn't keeping up with Debian-wide changes, and
> which have to be chased down every time we do a major transition.  I don't
> think adding more package maintainers who aren't connected with what's
> going on with the rest of the project is a great idea.  At least with
> sponsored packages, the sponsor in theory should be paying attention.


  This is exactly what I don't like in the proposal. I think I already
said that, but DM is about pet packages, while Debian as a whole is
advocating Team work, Alioth, and co-maintenance. Something here feels
wrong and fishy.

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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