Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

Aleksandar Kurtakov akurtako at
Fri Mar 2 12:10:18 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthias Runge" <mrunge at>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora" <devel at>
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 2:00:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy
> On 02/03/12 12:52, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> > 
> > If a maintainer doesn't respond to a bug repord with the status
> > new in a week - give commit rights to the reporter in pkgdb
> > so he/she can fix it himself.
> I kind a' like this proposal. You're speaking of current package
> maintainers getting commit rights automatically after a timespan,
> right?

TBH, I was really shocked by the proposal and this was the first thing that came to my mind - let the reporters join instead of throwing out people.

Yes, current package maintainers should get commit rights after a timespan. Probably there is no need to do it for sponsors and provenpackagers as they already can commit.

> What about bug reporter being unable to fix the mentioned bug?
Well, this is what is for, right? The reporter should find a sponsor to review his patch and sponsor him. If he is unable to fix the issue for another reason this is out of scope for this talk because throwing out the maintainer wouldn't help the reporter for sure.

> And does the bug-reporter get his right revoked after a time
> (automatically?)
No need.


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