Who can get NEW source packages into Ubuntu?

Luca Falavigna dktrkranz at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 6 19:40:27 GMT 2008

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Emilio Pozuelo Monfort ha scritto:
> I agree with this: we don't want unmaintained packages in Ubuntu. Most of the
> packages have a maintainer in Debian (and there may or may not be people in
> Ubuntu caring for them). But getting new packages directly into Ubuntu means we
> rely on ourselves to completely maintain those packages.

That's the most crucial and interesting part: how many packages we
maintain are not touched since ages? If we look at MDT output [1], we
can see there are ~ 1000 packages in Universe/Multiverse not available
in Sid, this is bad because Debian doesn't ship useful packages and
MOTUs need to care at them without sharing maintainership with Debian.

I guess there are many packages never touched and with several open
bugs, they will probably stay the same forever, unless we agree on a
solution: working with some interested DDs to incorporate them in
Debian, fix them in a sane way or just drop them from the archives.
Ideas are appreciated.

[1] http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/multidistrotools/

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