Proposal for motu-release charter

Soren Hansen soren at
Mon Nov 3 11:16:01 GMT 2008

On Sat, Nov 01, 2008 at 12:14:53AM +0100, Stefan Potyra wrote:
> Technically, there aren't any powers that motu-release has, that any
> other developer doesn't have: motu-release cannot reject a new
> upstream version while in FeatureFreeze, nor can we accept an uploaded
> package while in deep freeze (that's left to archive-admins).

a) There's a difference between being able to technically carry out
certain actions and to have the power to authorise said actions. I think
you should focus on the latter and perhaps in time let that form a basis
for the former (if, say, the motu-release charter were to say that
motu-release were to have sole power to authorise uploads during deep
freeze, the archive admins could do their thing until such time when
Launchpad might extend this ability to motu-release).

b) I don't see the motu-release charter as an attempt to describe what
motu-release *are* able/empowered to do, but what you'd like to propose
that they *should* be able/empowered to do. This might turn out to be
the same, but don't feel limited by the status quo if you find anything
that you'd like to change.

> Being within a team, however means that the general attitude towards
> or against that team is perceived from a differnet point of view, and
> (to my observations) is often misleading of what a team should do or
> should not, or what the purpose of that team is.

Certainly. That is why we've asked you to come up with the charter so
that we can all discuss it and eventually bless it.

> Hence I guess it would be a better idea to have other developers
> propose a charter for motu-release. Maybe motu-council has a good
> proposal?

I would still like for the current motu-release team to come up with a
proposal for their own charter, so that we can use that as a starting
point for a discussion.

Soren Hansen               | 
Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.             |
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