Make pkgdb grant co-maintainer status automatically? (was Re: Non-responsive maintainer fast track procedure for libsndfile)

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Tue Jul 6 12:39:43 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 01:26:21PM +0200, Thomas Spura wrote:
> If this is implemented, the 'next' co-maintainer should become the real
> maintainer after another 8 weeks non-commiting by the former maintainer.

I think this is another problem with pkgdb or Fedora.  Why is there a
maintainer ("owner"?) and co-maintainers, rather than just having all
co-maintainers be equal?

As people know, my default position is for inclusion: we should try to
include as many packages in Fedora that we can, except where there is
a legal or insuperable technical problem with that.

So I think it's valid for packages to have 0, 1, 2, or more

If #maintainers == 0 then the package is either just sitting there (as
long as there are no serious bugs), or is being best-effort maintained
by provenpackagers, at least until that becomes a burden and only then
should the package be dropped.


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