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Re: EPEL branching if Fedora maintainer does not react (was: Re: Plan for tomorrows (20070705) FESCO meeting)



On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 20:21 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 
> Just a heads up -- the EPEL Steering Committee today decided this:
> 
> ----
> 
>  EPEL branching if Fedora maintainer does not react
> 
> If an EPEL maintainer wants to get a Fedora package into EPEL he should
> first check if he the ContributorStatus document, located in the wiki at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/ContributorStatus .
> 
> If the Fedora maintainer of the package has indicated there 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's 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 wants to participate in EPEL in general and maintain
> this package, then the EPEL maintainer of the package should hand
> primary per release maintainership back to the Fedora maintainer (and
> become comaintainer, if interested).
> 
> ----
> 
> If that's not okay for FESCo or those reading this mail please speak up
> now before EPEL maintainers start acting according to it (note that I
> send a variant of this text this this list one week ago as RFC; no
> replies).

I've got no problem with it.  Seems like a reasonable policy.

/B
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