Future of REVU and Debian Mentors

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Jul 30 04:42:00 BST 2007

I was recently subscribed to the debian-mentors mail list (working on getting 
a package uploaded to Debian) and discovered that the author of the Debian 
Mentors system is getting ready to overhaul that system.

That got me thinking...

Why do REVU an mentors need to be separate?

Except for versioning and release, with minor exceptions (like the freeness of 
GFDL) packages can be made identical for both Debian and Ubuntu.

I could see up pooling resources on reviewing new packages and if a MOTU 
thought a package was ready to upload, then they could upload it and if a DD 
thought a package was ready, they could sponsor it.  We'd have to deal with 
version/release, but I'd imagine it could be programmed in.

Scott K

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