Membership and packaging management questions

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Jan 17 20:00:08 GMT 2006

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 09:15:06PM +0200, Jani Monoses wrote:
> Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> > To become a MOTU you need to be an Ubuntu member first, which means
> > you'll have to give a sustained and significant contribution to Ubuntu.
> > Sending patched to the MOTU is a good way of making such a
> > contribution :) 
> It looks like for DDs who can only afford to spend some time on a
> limited amount of packages, the existing process of becoming a member
> could be a barrier. Can we call the maintenance of debian packages a
> sustained and significant contribution to Ubuntu? It is definitely a
> contribution even if indirect.

We already do consider it a pretty major discount from the normal
requirements, and DDs generally get through pretty quickly. It's good to
ensure that people uploading to Ubuntu understand the processes here,
though; while in many cases they're derived from Debian's, there are
enough differences that it's good to have a brief mentorship period
where people can learn the differing ropes.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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