NEW Packages process

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Apr 16 23:33:24 BST 2008

On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:22:08 +0200 Soren Hansen <soren at> wrote:
>On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 10:09:13AM -0300, Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
>> One of the reasons Open Source software *works* is because it employs
>> the scientific method. That process relies heavily on peer review. I
>> don't think we should remove that, discourage that, or ever consider
>> it unimportant. If everyone had unlimited time and resources, I would
>> get every single one of my packages reviewed. No, not because I don't
>> think I'm not competent enough to make the upload myself alone but
>> because I consider peer review the corner stone of our development
>> model.
>> Maybe the issue here isn't a philosophical one but more of a technical
>> one?  Maybe we should focus, as you suggested, on improving and
>> innovating review infrastructure?
>I don't think anyone's really suggesting not doing peer reviews. The
>question is more about whether to require it before it enters the
>archive to begin with or to recommend and encourage it after the fact.

The proposal only removed before upload reviews and added an unenforceable 
suggest about people signing up for bugmail.  I don't see where the 
proposal does anything except remove reviews.

Scott K

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