Self Introduction

Ben Nemec bnemec at redhat.com
Tue Nov 12 15:56:25 UTC 2013



----- Original Message -----
> On 11/10/2013 06:48 PM, Ben Nemec wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm looking to become a co-maintainer on at least one package (and
> > likely more in the near future), and I see one of the steps is an
> > introduction to the list, so here goes:
> > 
> > I was recently hired by Red Hat to work on the OpenStack project, and
> > I've been involved to one extent or another with Linux and open
> > source for about ten years now.  I haven't done a ton of packaging
> > work, but I did release rpms for one of my projects so I have some
> > experience with it.
> > 
> > My first package is up for review here:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1016943 and it's looking
> > like I will be getting more involved in the packaging of
> > OpenStack-related components soon, so I look forward to working with
> > the Fedora community on that as well.  And of course I will continue
> > to scratch any itches that come up now that I'm using Fedora as my
> > primary OS for work. :-)
> > 
> Welcome to the team!
> 
> Please note, you don't need to submit a package for review, if you'd
> like to become a co-maintainer and the current maintainer will mentor you.

As I understand it, the original maintainer of the package isn't very active anymore (if at all), so I'm not sure that's going to be an option.  The bug I opened for the new version has been sitting for over a month assigned to the current maintainer and there's been no response.  Is there a policy on transferring ownership of an abandoned package?

-Ben


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