Role of the Sponsorship Queue

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Tue Mar 2 13:50:27 GMT 2010

Hello everybody,

Emmet and I had a number of discussions about the nature of the
Sponsorship Queue and we'd like to have your input on it.

The major disagreement is if the sponsorship queue is

 - a general list of changes that need be reviewed (after having made
   sure they are actual code changes, etc.) - basically a TOREVIEW list
   for people who can upload

 - an exclusive list of work done by new contributors who want to join
   the Ubuntu Development team eventually - so a place where mentoring

The distinction is important because "including contributed fixes" would
require developers to check various lists for input and probably treat
them differently ("can you update patch to do XYZ in a special way?" vs
"I modified your patch and uploaded it."), etc.

The second implication would mean a blocker for
- the essence of the spec is to streamline the process from triaging
bugs with patches and feeding them into the sponsorship queue.

Please all share your thoughts.

Have a great day,

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