Instead of nagging/reminder mails...

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Mon Mar 5 17:43:51 UTC 2012

Hello everybody,

if you look into the archives of this list you can probably see a "let's
do some sponsoring" email from me every two months, maybe even more.
It's a topic which matters to me as it not only makes Ubuntu better but
also defines a significant part of the experience for new contributors.

A lot of you care about it too and that's great. Big hugs to all of you.
Still we need to do something to get the queue in shape.

If anyone can see simple fixes to the situation, please speak up. Right
now I can see the following:

 - Do sponsoring. Either your patch pilot session, as part of Fix-It
   Friday or just whenever you have a few spare cycles.
 - Check the sponsoring queue real quick before uploading a package.
   There might be a fix you could include.
 - If the patch/branch can't be uploaded and you gave a sufficient
   review, unsubscribe the team or set the branch to 'work in
   progress'. It doesn't make sense for others to go and review it
 - Do tools like 'sponsor-patch' make it easier for you to do
   sponsoring? Do we need better tools?
 - Anything else you can think of?

I hope that once we get the queue to a smaller size again, and we have
figured out a good modus operandi, we can keep it short as it is. :-)

Have a great day and thanks for your help, (I'm sure I'm not the only
one thanking you),

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