non-MOTU Hopeful contributions (was:: GetDeb Project (Why I participate ))

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Oct 17 18:51:58 BST 2007

On Wednesday 17 October 2007 13:45, Peter (Ubuntu List) wrote:

> Do you have to be a MOTU to contribute to the backports?

No.  We take backports from the developmental Ubuntu release.  What backports 
most needs is people to test packages.  To be a member of the group that 
approved backports, you need to be a MOTU, but anyone can request and test.  
Please come help out as we have far more requests than can be tested.

> See maybe I'm not understanding it, but in order to provide packages,
> either new or updates it was my believe you had to be a MOTU.

To actually upload packages to the archive, you need to be a MOTU, but we have 
a review process in place to allow non-MOTUs to contribute both new and 
updated packages.  You most emphatically do NOT have to be a MOTU to 
contribute (you don't even need to intend to become one).

Scott K

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