Fast-track mentoring for lupine_85 and pricechild
mark at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 18 20:49:16 GMT 2007
Stefan Potyra wrote:
> Also for the current applications to MC, I guess being upstream would also get
> additional bonus points, as being a DD would. So I don't see the need to
> create a sidepath to become MOTU.
This is not full MOTU membership - it's just "commit outside of freeze"
access to specific package(s).
> Nonetheless having upload rights for a limited number of packages might indeed
> be a good idea, given that we somehow make sure to have the people also
> integrated into the ubuntu community, which is the tricky part.
> My idea right now to get this into shape would be s.th. like the following
> (this is really just a rough idea, please don't see this as a elaborate
> proposal yet):
> 1.) upstream packagers should start with a mentor. The mentor will take full
> responsibility for the packages during the whole process.
Yes, agreed, and we could record this formally so everyone can so who in
MOTU is responsible.
> 2.) initially the mentor takes care for sponsoring packages, until he thinks
> that upstream can do uploads for the given packages on his own.
> 3.) The mentor calls MC to grant him restricted upload rights for a number of
> p. MC will nod this through and forwards it to TB. (or the mentor directly
> contacts TB, maybe that's easier since the mentor will still be responsible
> for what upstream uploads then on his own). Uploads right will be limited to
> a short term (maybe 2 month?). The mentor will still watch then what upstream
> uploads, maybe not that deeply but he'll still be the one who would be
> responsible for fixing things resulting from bad uploads.
> Not quite sure what then should happen:
> a) after the initial upload rights have timed out, they can not be renewed,
> because upstream should by that time have become a full-fledged MOTU.
> or b) after the initial upload rights have timed out, there will be a longer
> check from MC to grant upload rights to upstream for the limited set of
> packages for a reasonable large period of time. From that point in time the
> mentor would be relieved from his duties.
> optional 4.)
> upstream packagers will become MOTUs with the normal process, which however
> won't be really hard then because they can show what packages they all
> uploaded so far :).
> What do you think?
I think this is a good start! It's important that this be codified as a
standard policy, for all upstreams.
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