Recommended way of proposing changes in someone else Fedora packages configuration

Jared K. Smith jsmith at
Mon Oct 19 13:41:57 UTC 2015

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 3:37 PM, Marcin ZajÄ…czkowski <mszpak at> wrote:

> I like the idea with mirroring Fedora Git to GitHub. Read only mirror
> just to be a dedicated place for that kind of contributions (via pull
> requests).

While I like the idea of making it easier for people to submit patches, I'm
not sure setting up a read-only GitHub mirror is the answer.

In my day job, I happen to maintain a huge GitHub mirror of a large open
source code repository where the upstream has not yet moved to Git.
Unfortunately, what happens is that people submit pull requests against the
read-only mirror, but the upstream maintainers rarely if ever look at the
pull requests.  We end up closing most of the pull requests with a message
that says "Contact upstream directly and try to get your patches to them."

I also think it would be non-trivial to map Fedora users to GitHub
accounts, or to keep said information in sync.

Jared Smith
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