Fast-track mentoring for lupine_85 and pricechild
lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Sun Mar 18 21:40:03 GMT 2007
On 18/03/07 at 20:49 +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> > 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.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean here (parse error around "can so
who in MOTU" ?)
> > 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.
What if that person is not interested at all in becoming a MOTU ? Being
a MOTU should imply that you are technically able to understand and work
on all packages in universe. If that person has only worked on a few
packages, he/she is not going to achieve that.
> I think this is a good start! It's important that this be codified as a
> standard policy, for all upstreams.
"for all upstreams" raises two points:
- do we really want this for all upstreams ? Upstream usually have very
different agendas regarding releases, and they might not understand
that uploading a new, not-so-well-tested version late in the release
cycle is not really a good idea.
- why limit this to upstream developers ? People who regularly get
sponsored through REVU should really be able to benefit from that as
Note that there's a similar discussion on debian-project@ currently,
about the introduction of the "Debian Maintainer" status, allowing
non-developers to upload packages for which they are listed as
Maintainers. The thread begins at
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