make ubuntu-dev a member of various packaging teams

Jordan Mantha laserjock at
Tue Sep 16 16:25:23 BST 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Reinhard Tartler <siretart at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed that nowadays there are quite a number of "specialised"
> packaging teams for certain packages and group of packages. Teams that
> come to my mind:
>  - ~motumedia
>  - ~gnucash
>  - ~ubuntu-elisp
>  - ~network-manager
>  - ...
> I'm sure we have quite some more of such teams that have only the
> purpose to provide a PPA. I therefore ask if someone would object to add
> ~ubuntu-dev as a member of such teams. This would instantly enable all
> Ubuntu Developers to upload to such PPAs without applying there.
> What do you think about this idea?

To be honest, adding ~ubuntu-dev to a bunch of LP teams seems like a
real mess. ~ubuntu-dev would get the bugmail from all these teams. It
also makes it appear that teams are maintained by ~ubuntu-dev when in
fact they may not be at all. It also mixes PPA and official archives,
which IMO at least is not a good thing. So far, when a developer uses
a team or personal PPA the idea is generally they are working outside
the official Ubuntu archives, i.e. working not with their MOTU hat on
but with there own hat on. There are cases where teams use PPAs for
staging/testing but I don't know why that would warrant adding
~ubuntu-dev to their teams.

What would you like to accomplish by doing this? If a developer wants
to upload to one of those PPAs then they should join the team, right?
As somebody that does use team PPAs occasionally, I really don't want
109 people who aren't in my team to upload. Are their particular use
cases you're thinking about?


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