[fedora-india] Becoming a Fedora package maintainer, easier than ever

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 05:39:06 UTC 2011


Just a heads up for anyone not reading devel-announce list or missed the
implication of the announcement.  A recent change was announced in


Instead of having to submit your own package for review and prove your
expertise by reviewing other packages and so on,  there is a easier way
now.  You can become a co-maintainer by agreeing to be mentored by any
existing package maintainer and one of the sponsors will sponsor you
based on this agreement to work together.  I tried this method and
recently Christopher Smart became a co-maintainer to deja-dup and pushed
a few updates already via this method (afaik the first person to do
so).   It took only two or three days of discussions (admittedly a lot
of them) for the whole process. 

All of the existing Fedora package maintainers, interested in getting
people to participate can follow the recently documented policy and I
would be happy to mentor anyone interested as well.


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