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Re: Question to Stefano, Steve and Luk about the organisation into packaging teams.

On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:43:16PM +0100, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> Some of these packages are very well maintained and others.. well,
> bug numbers sometimes speak for themselves. For these packages we have
> that cool text on the PTS pages: "The package is of priority standard
> or higher, you should really find some co-maintainers." which brought
> me on this at all. What I thought about when I read that is: "HaHaHa,
> we are kidding on us own, because we recommend something to us, what
> should actually be the default (for this type of packages).
> Thats why I thought it would eventually be a good idea to form a core
> team, meaning a team of a bunch of people (10-20?), with wide-spread
> knowledge and known to have enough free time (e.g. people who have > 50
> packages and aren't able to keep up with the bug reports in their own
> packages wouldn't qualify) that gets the job to (co-)maintain all these
> packages that are very important to us. It doesn't mean that the
> existing maintainers are taken away the packages, because they could
> still stay the maintainers, but obviously some of these packages are not
> easily maintainable by one person.

> What do you think about such a proposal?

Why are you asking the DPL candidates what they think of this proposal,
instead of proposing it to the developers?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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