Upstream developers mainting there own package in Fedora and nothing else
laxathom at fedoraproject.org
Mon May 5 11:26:00 UTC 2008
2008/5/5 Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, 05 May 2008 12:36:49 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > If you agree with an upstream developer on maintaining a package in
> > > either alone or with you as co-maintainer, does it matter how you do
> > >
> > Well there always is this problem of someone becoming malicious, I guess
> > someone really wants to he can easily just follow the normal process, so
> do a
> > couple of new packages and a couple of reviews, but this is lowering the
> > barrier to entry, which I'm fine with, but I atleast want others to know
> > this and shout "NOOO" before continuing with this.
> That belongs into my [very] old series of queries related to "sponsor
> responsibilities", which is still unanswered because it's a complex
> topic. All the burden is on the shoulders of the sponsors. It's completely
> up to their judgement whom to sponsor, whether to interview a new
> contributor prior to approval, whether to collect and compare personal
> information retrieved from web search engines, whether to insist on seeing
> a demonstration of packaging skills during review of several packages,
> whether to serve as a proxy for a newbie packager, whether and when to
> trust somebody from the other side of the world, and so on. And still a
> contributor might become hostile after months and delete group-writable
> files in cvs under the umbrella of a "sorry, fat fingers" excuse. Then
> it's the sponsor's duty to repair the damage.
> [The new FAS is not nice to sponsors either. They need to load the
> full cvsextras members list and search for the account to sponsor.
Hm...sponsor or administrator of an related group should see on its welcome
members who requested sponsorship from its "todo queue".
> Something that resulted in time-outs the last two times I did it.
> For sponsors, there doesn't seem to be a list of people you sponsored.]
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