Future of MOTU

Brian J Mingus Brian.Mingus at Colorado.EDU
Wed Mar 24 16:01:19 GMT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 7:20 AM, Emmet Hikory <persia at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Brian J Mingus wrote:
> > Yep! And since this is not a democracy I wonder who at Ubuntu has
> authorized
> > the demise of the REVU system? Isn't it part of Canonical's Ubuntu vision
> > and hasn't at least one paid employee been asked to do it? Wasn't that
> > person supervised by someone and did they drop the ball? Not to point
> > fingers I have no idea how those things work - I just think its an
> > unfortunate thing.
>     Nobody "authorised" the demise of the REVU system.  It was created
> by volunteers to facilitate review of packages.  REVU has never been
> overseen by Canonical, and I do not believe that any Canonical staff
> have ever been assigned to ensure it goes smoothly (although I may be
> mistaken).  REVU's infastructue is provided by UbuntuWire, as a result
> of support from Department of Computer Science 4, Friedrich-Alexander
> University, Erlangen-Nuremberg.
>    The key consideration is that MOTU consists *entirely* of
> volunteers.  Some of us happen to also be paid for other work they do
> in open source or in Ubuntu, but nobody is paid to be MOTU.  So long
> as MOTU remains the group that oversees REVU, REVU processing by MOTU
> will only happen when individual MOTU are sufficiently interested in
> processing that queue.
>    As Eliot pointed out, one of the best ways to help keep this queue
> in shape is to participate in the review of submitted packages.  As
> Benjamin pointed out, working *also* with Debian is a great way to get
> packages into Ubuntu.  If you'd like to help, please set to reviewing
> and improving packages on REVU, and helping get them assigned a
> maintainer and in Debian.  If you've questions along the way, please
> join us in #ubuntu-motu on freenode: it's a rare time of day someone
> won't be happy to help with any questions you have.
> --
> Emmet HIKORY

I have plenty of IRC logs of me asking questions in #ubuntu-motu and never
getting a reply that beg to differ. And I find it discouraging that this is
the best sort of vision that you can muster.

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