Proposal: new ~ubuntu-sru-uploaders team [was: Unblocking SRU uploader permissions]

Eric Desrochers eric.desrochers at
Tue Feb 28 14:32:38 UTC 2017

On 2017-02-28 07:57 AM, Robie Basak wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 07:09:12PM +0000, Robie Basak wrote:
>> Thank you for the discussion on this. I propose to go ahead and add a
>> new ~ubuntu-sru-uploaders team that can upload to any main or universe
>> package in any stable release in the usual way, but not to the
>> development release. The team would owned and managed by the DMB through
>> the usual application process. I believe the DMB has the remit to do
>> this, so I'm now asking for a DMB vote.
> The DMB approved this yesterday with four votes (unanimous amongst those
> who made the meeting).
> We agreed the following policy:
> To join ~ubuntu-sru-uploaders, the DMB expects:
> 1) a good track record of sponsored SRUs, a demonstrated understanding
> of SRU policies, requirements and process through that track record
> including driving SRUs through to the end, not letting things languish
> in -proposed;
> 2) endorsement from SRU sponsors [by this we mean regular sponsors who
> have sponsored the applicant's SRUs];
> 3) the usual requirements and expectations for any uploader;
> 4) plus [the application of the usual] DMB member judgement.
> There was some concern about potential bad uploads bothering the SRU
> team, so to mitigate this we also agreed that individual
> ~ubuntu-sru-uploaders membership will be removed if any of:
> 1) ~ubuntu-sru resolves to remove the member (how they do so is up to
> them);
> 2) or the DMB resolves to remove the member by a quorate vote, and a
> vote will be held if any member of ~ubuntu-sru requests it.
> I hope this will never be required, of course.
> I'll create the team and request that the TB add it to the appropriate
> Launchpad ACL when the first member's application is approved.
> I know there is significant interest in Canonical STS staff joining this
> new team, and I have been asked when to start applying and so on.
> I think it's fine to apply now, but to ramp this up gradually and be
> considerate to applicants applying for membership of other teams, I ask
> that the DMB handle a maximum of one ~ubuntu-sru-uploaders application
> per meeting until any initial wave is done. This is in addition to the
> current two applications per meeting limit we have at the moment.
> Eric, as you already have an outstanding application that got held
> pending the resolution of this issue, do you want to apply first?
Yes, I'll prepare my application for the sru-uploader team for the next DMB meeting.
> To all potential applicants: please remember that we do still have the
> requirements as above. Since this team will grant Ubuntu membership, a
> "significant and sustained" contribution to Ubuntu is still required. If
> you don't have a nice set of SRUs that you have driven and have had
> straightforwardly sponsored, or you don't have existing uploaders who
> have sponsored your work and are ready to endorse you, you should
> probably continue getting SRUs sponsored and defer your application
> until you feel that you do meet these requirements.
> I hope this new team will help get good quality SRUs landed with less
> delay. And whether you are a member of this team or not, thank you for
> helping Ubuntu out. re
Thank you very much for you effort on this Robie. We really appreciated.
> Robie

Eric Desrochers
Software Engineer | Sustaining Engineering Team
Canonical Canada, Ltd |

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