Make ~ubuntu-dev a member of ubuntu-universe-sponsors?

Brian Murray brian at
Wed May 13 18:41:33 BST 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 01:33:00PM -0400, Andrew wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM, James Westby
> <jw+debian at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > After seeing several people asking to join the sponsors team in the
> > last few days, presumably purely so that they can un-subscribe the
> > team from bugs, I wanted to suggest removing the need to do that.
> >
> > My proposal is simply to make ~ubuntu-dev (or should it be ~motu
> > and ~ubuntu-core-dev individually?) to the team. This would mean
> > that anyone with upload rights would automatically be a member of
> > the team.
> >
> > ~ubuntu-universe-sponsors has a mailing list, so it should lead
> > to zero extra mails (well, maybe one when it is added), and will
> > remove this obstacle to sponsoring.
> >
> > The decision is up to the administrators of the two teams I guess,
> > but if no-one can come up with a good reason not to do it then I
> > will request the change in a week or so.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > James
> >
> I'm not necessarily saying this shouldn't be done, but I do see one
> potential issue for contributors looking for sponsors. Making all of
> ~ubuntu-dev part of ~ubuntu-universe-sponsors can cause a bit of
> confusion as to what hat people are wearing at the time when
> commenting on a bug. While anyone with upload rights can potentially
> sponsor an upload, it's useful for contributors to know if they are
> dealing with someone specifically interested in sponsoring their
> upload or some one just making a drive by comment on the bug.
> There is a grease-monkey script which shows certain team memberships
> for people commenting on bugs. I can't remember if u-u-s is one of the
> default memberships it shows or if I added that myself. Either way it
> is something I have found useful in the past.

Sponsor teams are not in there by default but they could be.
Brian Murray                                       
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