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Re: RFC: EPEL branching if Fedora maintainer does not react



On Monday 16 July 2007 4:08:42 pm rob myers wrote:
> here is a complete version, with the co-maintainership changes rahul
> suggested.  comments?
>
> If an EPEL maintainer wants to get a Fedora package into EPEL,
> first check the ContributorStatus document, located in the wiki at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/ContributorStatus .
>
> If the Fedora maintainer of the package has indicated a desire not to
> participate in EPEL then the EPEL maintainer can request the branch
> directly via the standard procedures (e.g. via bugzilla currently).  The
> EPEL maintainer should CC the Fedora maintainer on the branch request,
> so the Fedora maintainer knows that the package is maintained in EPEL as
> well.
>
> If it is unclear if the Fedora maintainer of the package participates in
> EPEL then the EPEL maintainer should mail the Fedora maintainer and ask
> about their plans for EPEL in general and the package at hand.  If there
> is no answer within seven days the EPEL maintainer is free to request
> the EPEL branch (CC the Fedora maintainer here as well).
>
> If the Fedora maintainer later decides to participate in EPEL, and no
> more than one month has passed, then the EPEL maintainer of the package
> must hand primary per release maintainership back to the Fedora
> maintainer (and become comaintainer, if interested). If the Fedora
> maintainer later decides to participate in EPEL, and more than one month
> has passed, the EPEL maintainer of the package should strongly consider
> co-maintainership, but does not have to.

Here is what i propose.  make it a bit simpler

If an EPEL maintainer wants to get a Fedora package into EPEL,
first check the ContributorStatus document, located in the wiki at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/ContributorStatus .

If the Fedora maintainer of the package has indicated a desire not to
participate in EPEL then the proposed EPEL maintainer can request the branch
directly via the standard procedures (e.g. via bugzilla currently).  The 
proposed EPEL maintainer should CC the Fedora maintainer on the branch 
request, so the Fedora maintainer knows that the package is maintained in 
EPEL as well.

If it is unclear if the Fedora maintainer of the package intends to 
participate in EPEL then the proposed EPEL maintainer should mail the Fedora 
maintainer and ask about their plans for EPEL in general and the package at 
hand.  If there is no answer within seven days the proposed EPEL maintainer 
is free to request the EPEL branch and become the EPEL Maintainer (CC the 
Fedora maintainer here as well).  If the Fedora maintainer decides not to be 
active in EPEL they should be added to the CC list for all bugs  so that 
collaboration can happen where a bug effects Fedora and EPEL.

If the Fedora maintainer later decides to participate in EPEL, Then both 
people will become co-maintainers for EPEL.  (Of course it can be extended to 
Fedora)

Dennis


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