Merging ubuntu-sru and motu-sru?

John Dong jdong at
Wed Dec 2 19:19:00 GMT 2009

Hi Martin,

Thanks for taking the time to initiate the merge!

I think this workflow will work fine for me. In all of my experience on the motu-sru team I've never had an issue with the response time of the archive admins.



On Dec 2, 2009, at 4:01 AM, Martin Pitt wrote:

> Hello SRU teams,
> (CC'ing ubuntu-devel@ to archive the discussion and raise awareness of
> this matter)
> a while ago we already had a quick discussion about merging the two
> teams. Now that the archive reorganization has become a practical
> reality [1], I think it's time to resurrect and finish this process.
> Back then, the two motu-sru special cases were removed from the policy
> [2], but we still practiced the separation for recent SRUs.
> I propose the following:
> * Structurally, add the three ~motu-sru members (John, David, Cody)
>   to ~ubuntu-sru, remove them from ~motu-sru. 
>   Make ~ubuntu-sru the sole member of ~motu-sru, to retain backwards
>   compatibility wrt. existing bug subscriptions, and until folks stop
>   subscribing ~motu-sru.
> * Non-archive admins amongst us (i. e. the current motu-sru members)
>   still can't technically accept pending uploads, but just as now
>   they can review and approve bugs, so that any archive admin can
>   just go ahead and accept approved uploads. (In practice this will
>   mostly be done by the archive admins which are in ~ubuntu-sru,
>   though).
> * Every team member can approve/reject any proposed SRUs. Since
>   everyone gets the bug mail, there's plenty of chance to discuss
>   SRUs.
> * If someone doesn't feel comfortable with reviewing an upload,
>   please do express your concerns in the bug (too intrusive patch,
>   the aim of the change is not clear, etc.), or just leave it for
>   someone else to review.
> How do you feel about this? Would you prefer just having one team for
> the entire archive, or envision a different structure which might work
> better?
> Thank you,
> Martin
> [1]
> [2]
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