[Strawman] Sponsoring after Permissions Reorg (Was: Re: Default reviewer for Ubuntu merge proposals?)

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Wed Dec 9 18:20:46 GMT 2009

Daniel Holbach [2009-12-09  8:31 +0100]:
>       * instead of the person who seeks sponsorship having to find out
>         about ubuntu-{main,universe}-sponsors, they just use
>         ubuntu-sponsors 
>       * (we unify the mailing lists too)
>       * http://people.canonical.com/~dholbach/sponsoring/ gets split up
>         by package sets, so it's easier to see what you can sponsor
>       * The new Harvest (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Harvest/NewUI) will
>         have the possibility to select certain package sets too, and
>         will obviously have sponsoring as an opportunity list too.

That sounds great, thanks!

> I think this is unrelated to what James asked for in his email. 

To me it sounds 90% related, though. If you want to have a package
branch merged into the official one, this is pretty much exactly what
we call "sponsoring" right now, isn't it?

> personally see the sponsoring process as a stop-gap measure until we
> move to Distributed Development completely... one day. :)

It'll still involve the same rough process (find a developer who
reviews and acknowledges your changes), just the mechanics will be
different (and probably simpler, but at least more stringent)

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