Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

Aleksandar Kurtakov akurtako at
Fri Mar 2 12:27:04 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" <johannbg at>
> To: devel at
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 2:16:28 PM
> Subject: Re: Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy
> On 03/02/2012 11:52 AM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> > So I would make a contra-proposal.
> >
> > 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 really think this is way more fare and people that tend to think
> > that packagers are just a bunch of lazy guys should step in do
> > some of this dirty work to get an idea what we speak about.
> There currently is no place in the project for people that want to
> fix
> things without having to maintain packages themselves so I think your
> counter proposal as good as it is can not come to pass until that has
> been fixed.

Well, Fedora ships packages. I might be stupid but would someone please explain me how can one deliver fixed/improved packages to users without do at least a bit of packaging work. I don't see a way this to happen.


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