New path available for joining the Fedora package maintainers group

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Thu Feb 24 15:23:58 UTC 2011

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:07:17 +0100, Dodji wrote:

> > This new path requires you to convince an existing maintainer
> > to mentor you in the processes and guidelines of package maintenance,
> > and would allow you to be sponsored by FESCo or an existing sponsor to
> > co-maintain those package(s) with your mentor guiding you. 
> Thank you for this.  It has always seemed to me that someone interested
> in co-maintaining a given package should not be forced into maintaining
> another unrelated package as a prerequisite.

The old process has not been mandatory. Years ago already it has been
possible to join the packager group by convincing a packager sponsor, or
by using a sponsor as a proxy when contributing to package development
for some time before getting sponsored as a full co-maintainer. It's just
that FESCo has made this official by officially documenting it in the Wiki.

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