Giving upload rights to non-Ubuntu members

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Aug 5 20:12:11 UTC 2013

On Fri, Aug 02, 2013 at 04:26:49PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Iain Lane [2013-07-22 21:07 +0100]:
> > The Developer Membership Board (DMB) has developed a proposal to allow for the
> > granting of per-package upload rights to individuals without the (currently
> > implicit) granting of Ubuntu membership. The intention is to lower the barrier
> > to entry as we would no longer need to assess against the "significant and
> > sustained contribution" threshold, which is commonly understood to mean six
> > months of active participation in the Ubuntu community. We'll be able, for
> > example, to give greater weight to upstream contributions or to participation
> > in other distributions (essentially, to concentrate on technical skill).
> It makes sense to decouple membership from PPA for those "occasional
> fix" types, i. e. what we intend to by letting DDs who ask for it
> upload their packages to Ubuntu. Either these people are satisfied
> with that, or this could be a means to get said credentials for
> "sustained contributions" and eventually reach ~u-member status.
> +1 on this provided that memberships have to be regularly renewed and
> that CoC still needs to be signed, but both of these points have
> already been discussed in the thread and agreed upon.

I'm also +1 on this with similar provisos; I've felt that our barrier to
entry could use a little bit of adjusting downwards for a while now, and
this seems like a sensible step.  All of the concerns I can think of
have already been brought up in this thread and addressed.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]
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